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These falls are only ten miles from my house.

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Another view of Burgess Falls!

I am glad I went on to Burgess Falls. This is definatley one of the most unusual waterfalls I have ever seen and possibly the most spectacular. I had to go down stream just to get the whole falls in the shot.

The town was named after Hazelbrook House, built in the 1870s by Bronte Noelle. The name Hazelbrook was adopted in 1884 when the Hazelbrook railway station was opened opposite the home. Hazelbrook House no longer exists but Selwood House is a heritage-listed building in the nearby vicinity and now houses a science museum.

 

Other attractions in the area include Terrace Falls, Victor Falls and Bedford Pool on the south side of the village, plus Lyre Bird Glen, Oaklands Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Burgess Falls on the north side.

This wide angle shot is at the bottom of the Burgess Falls in Tennessee. The wind and mist from this 130ft fall makes this a tough vantage point. You will definitely get wet when there is this much water flowing.

 

Explore front page: 2/4/2009

Taken at Burgess Falls, TN, State Park. This is the top of the falls.

Upper Burgess Falls

Burgess Falls State Natural Area

Sparta, Tennessee

 

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A funny thing happened on our way out of the park that closes a 1/2 an hour before dark. We got distracted. Walking the gorge trail we discovered that there was a way down to view the Upper Falls at Burgess Falls State Park from in front of the falls! Little did we realize that it was right when we should be leaving when we scrambled down. When we came out of the gorge the Park Police were waiting and furious. When we explained we were from another timezone and we were confused we got off the hook. Not much color to work with after dark but I like how it turned out.

People go to either sit, swim, or just take photos. But the spray cools you down from the hike to the bottom. Wonderful view.

Tennessee has some amazing sights to see, this park is a must see place to stop.

Burgess Falls try at HDR

 

Have a listen to this song if you get the chance... absolutely amazing... Most of you will already know the artist but I am falling in love with him all over again!

Burgess Falls

Falling Water River

Burgess Falls State Natural Area

Cookeville Tennessee

 

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A couple weeks ago I got the opportunity to visit one of my favorite waterfalls, Burgess Falls with my good friends Chuck Sutherland and Christopher Morris. I had been to the park twice before in the last few years but both times I was denied being able to hike to the bottom of the falls, making this a bucket list achievement. Towering at 133 ft, in my opinion it is one of the most beautiful falls in the state and one should definitely see this with their own eyes as this photograph just doesn't really do the impact of the scene and size of the falls the justice it deserves.

Finding this waterfall was both a surprise and a relief. I walked through bush for a while, even had a mad slip down a mud slope, but this was the reward. After heavy rain, I feel that this probably would not normally flow very hard at all... Just like most of the mid mountains waterfalls. I would have to say I am happy with the hardship I went through to capture this awesome little scene.

 

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The town was named after Hazelbrook House, built in the 1870s by Bronte Noelle. The name Hazelbrook was adopted in 1884 when the Hazelbrook railway station was opened opposite the home. Hazelbrook House no longer exists but Selwood House is a heritage-listed building in the nearby vicinity and now houses a science museum. Other attractions in the area include Terrace Falls, Victor Falls and Bedford Pool on the south side of the village, plus Lyre Bird Glen, Oaklands Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Burgess Falls on the north side.

Archieve from last September. The reason I pulled this is because I am wanting to go back to this falls soooo bad. This is one of my all time favorite falls that I have been to. I am going to have to hit Lee up to let me go back soon.

By the time I made the hike all the way down to the base of Burgess Falls, I felt like I'd been through a shower. This spot back behind the trees was the only place down here I could find to shoot without getting the lens covered with spray.

Located at Hazelbrook in the Blue Mountains oF NSW Australia.

Strangely my impressions of this waterfall completely changed when visiting it. I was excited to get at the base for some shots and thankfully, the way the wind and water flow was working I was able to do that in spots without crazy water spray.

 

check out Mcmillend's shot

 

And wnywaterfallers shot

 

check out more of my work at www.wsmphotography.com

 

This is the footbridge over the damm of Burgess Falls in Tennesee. Its not public so I shot this through the chain link fence!

 

Have a great day, and as always I appreciate all of your visits, comments and favs!

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.~ Mitchell Burgess

Burgess Falls State Park, located on the Falling Water River is noted for its natural beauty and four waterfalls that cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation. The last of these falls is the most spectacular, plunging more than 130 feet into the gorge. The area was originally populated by Native Americans of the Cherokee, Creek and Chickasaw tribes. These tribes used the land as a hunting ground until the late 19th century when a gristmill and sawmill began operating on the river. The Falling Water River was used to generate hydroelectric power for the city of Cookeville from 1928-1944. In 1973, the territory became a designated Tennessee State Natural Area, protecting the diverse forest and aquatic habitats.

Small path leading down to the bottom and this is the view from it.

Burgess Falls

Falling Water River

Burgess Falls State Natural Area

Tennessee

 

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Spilling into a large limestone gorge enclosed by sheer 100-200 foot walls Burgess Falls is a 136 ft. beauty. The 3/4th mile trail to the falls passes by 3 other falls and for the most part is relatively easy, there is also a trail that leads down to the base of the falls for those who feel up to the steep hike down and up.

 

The first time I was in the park in February 2009 we arrived appoximately an hour before sunset and were told by the park ranger that the park will be closing in a half an hour. So, we were only able to see the first 3 falls in a extreme rush missing this falls completely. So, a little over a year later I must say it was well worth the wait as it ranks up there in my top 6 coolest falls I've seen + it was nice to have my wonderful companion Deadbetty to join me on this little hike.

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