|Americas Best Waterfalls|
These are the CampingGem’s staff writer Dan Pace's favorite waterfalls.
Use this list to plan your next camping trip to a fabulous waterfall.
7. Located in Arizona in the Grand Canyon National Park. one of the most beautiful falls in the world, and among the top most colorful, it's most likely you are looking at Havasupai falls otherwise know as Havasu Falls. There are three main falls in the Havasu Canyon namely Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls and Navajo Falls. Each one has it's own remarkable features and each one is well worth the trip. Havasu Falls are the second falls according to the hike trails you come to, and are located just above the campgrounds in the canyon. Havasu Falls have an incredible bluish green glow to the water and the fall is forked and looks like two falls when the river flows heavily. Not the biggest nor the tallest but definitely one of the most beautiful.
6. Minnehaha is a tributary of the Mississippi River located in Hennepin County, Minnesota extends from Lake Minnetonka in the west and flows east for 22 miles through several suburbs west of Minneapolis and then through south Minneapolis. Including Lake Minnetonka, the amount of water in the creek covers 181 square miles. The creek might have been unremarkable except for the 53 foot Minnehaha Falls located near where the creek meets with the Mississippi. The name comes from the Dakota language elements mni,meaning water, and ȟaȟa, meaning waterfall. Thus the expression"Minnehaha Falls" translates as "Waterfall Falls". The "Laughing Water" translation comes from Mary Eastman's book Dacotah, published in 1849.On the Fort map of 1823, the falls were named Brown's Falls, in honor of United States Army commander Jacob Brown, who was commander-in-chief of the army since 1814. The Dakota called Minnehaha Creek, "Wakpa Cistinna", meaning "Little River".
5. The Factory Falls is a waterfall located in the George W. Childs Recreation Site in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. 1 of 3 water falls. Encourage u to visit them all. A couple miles Dingmans Brook right above from Fulmer Falls, this gives the visitor another perspective; same waterway, different world. More visited then the streams above, if Factory is too crowded Deer Leep (below Fulmer), Fulmer and Dingmans Falls (above Factory) should be as satisfying.
4. navjao falls - From the village of Supai, hike about 1.5 miles down the trail towards Havasu Falls and the campground, and you will come across impressive Navajo Falls. Havasu Creek splits and then joins back together again, with part of the creek forming Navajo Falls. From the trail, you can only see the upper part of the waterfall. The rest is obscured by trees and brush. A spur trail leads down to the base of the waterfall. However, there is no view of the waterfall here either, as it is still obscured. I had to (carefully) wade and log-hop across the creek, and even then, I couldn't really see the waterfall until I waded into the middle of the creek right in front of the waterfall. It is one of the more interesting things I've had to do to get a picture of a waterfall, taking the picture while standing in the middle of a creek.
3. Akaka falls - located 11 miles north from Hilo on the Island of Hawaii. Akaka Falls is a 442 ft. tall waterfall. ‘"Akaka” means "A rent, split, chink, separation; to crack, split, scale". The accessible portion of the park lies high on the right shoulder of the deep gorge into which the waterfall plunges, and the falls can be viewed from several points along a loop trail through the park. Also visible from this trail is Kahuna Falls.
2. Yosemite falls - is the highest measured waterfall in North America. Located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, it is a major attraction in the park, especially in late spring when the water flow is at its peak. The total 2425-foot distance from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower falls designates Yosemite Falls as the 6th highest waterfall in the world. Although often referred to as a "two-stage drop", the falls actually consist of three sections:
1. Niagara falls - with three large waterfalls falling 61 meters with large amounts of water pouring over. The power of the sound and water, the boat tours, the memories, should be experienced by everyone. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York, 75 miles (120 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.