Drift Falls

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Drift Falls
LocationHorsepasture River, Blue Ridge Mountains, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Coordinates35°05′36″N 82°58′09″W / 35.0934°N 82.9693°W / 35.0934; -82.9693
TypeSlide, Fan
Total height80 ft (24 m)

Drift Falls, also known as Bust-Yer-Butt Falls and Driftwood Falls, is a waterfall located on private property in Transylvania County, North Carolina.


Drift Falls flows on the Horsepasture River in the Jocassee Gorge. The falls is an 80-ft. slide over bedrock to a deep pool, and is a part of a series of waterfalls along a 1,200-ft drop along the course of the river over a 2.5 mile stretch. In the past, large numbers of visitors to the falls would cause traffic problems along North Carolina Highway 281 as they gathered at the falls to swim in the pool. Thrill seekers would use the falls as a natural waterslide, which is how the falls got its nickname of "Bust-Yer-Butt Falls". Ownership of the falls changed, and it is no longer accessible to the public. The falls are privately owned and actively patrolled for trespassers.[1]

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  1. ^ Adams, Kevin (2005). North Carolina Waterfalls. John F. Blair. p. 356. ISBN 0-89587-320-6.

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