Eastatoe Falls

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Eastatoe Falls
Eastatoe Falls
LocationPisgah National Forest, Rosman, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Coordinates35°6′42.35″N 82°49′0.63″W / 35.1117639°N 82.8168417°W / 35.1117639; -82.8168417
TypeTiered cascading
Total height60 ft (18 m)[1]

Eastatoe Falls /ˈstəˈt./ is a waterfall in Western North Carolina, United States, located on private property near Rosman.

Shoal Creek[edit]

Shoal Creek rises in the Pisgah National Forest between Nancy Mountain and Burnt Mountain near the Eastatoe Gap. The creek descends over 200 feet over a quarter mile, culminating in the 60 foot series of drops over granite bedrock at Eastatoe Falls. The creek continues on past the falls to join with other tributaries to form the Middle Fork French Broad River.

Natural history[edit]

Eastatoe was the local Cherokee word for the Carolina parakeet, and was the name of a local tribe of Cherokee. Ownership of the falls has changed throughout the years, as has the name. The falls has been called Will Hines Falls, Shoal Creek Falls, and Rosman Falls. [2]

Visiting the falls[edit]

The falls is located on private property whose owners allow access. [2]

Nearby falls[edit]

Claypole Falls drains the cove to the west of Eastatoe Falls, but is located on private property and is not accessible to the public.

Buttermilk Falls is located on private property off of State Road 1105.

Other falls in the region include:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.ncwaterfalls.com/eastatoe1.htm
  2. ^ a b Kevin Adams, North Carolina Waterfalls, pp. 302-4