Issaqueena Falls

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Issaqueena Falls
Isaqueena Falls, 2009-11-26.JPG
LocationWalhalla, South Carolina
Coordinates34°48′22″N 83°7′16″W / 34.80611°N 83.12111°W / 34.80611; -83.12111Coordinates: 34°48′22″N 83°7′16″W / 34.80611°N 83.12111°W / 34.80611; -83.12111
Elevation1224 ft (373 m)
Total height100 ft (30 m)
Plaque describing the Legend of Issaqueena Falls

Issaqueena Falls, located near Walhalla, South Carolina, is a 100 ft (30 m) high cascade waterfall in the Oconee District of the Sumter National Forest.[1] The falls are named after a Cherokee girl who allegedly leaped from the top of the falls with her lover, an Oconee brave, in an attempt to hide him from the rest of her tribe, which was at war with the Oconee[2]. Issaqueena allegedly then hid him in the recessed area just below the top of the falls. It is very close to Stumphouse Tunnel, another notable local landmark. Today a small park provides access to both locations.[3]


  1. ^ "Issaqueena Falls - Mountain Rest, South Carolina". Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Strickland, Kasie (October 31, 2015). "Legend of Issaqueena". Newberry Observer. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ "GNIS". USGS. Retrieved July 28, 2008.