Friendly Falls

This is a beautiful waterfall located right on the side of the road on Cove Creek in Wears Valley, TN.

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Latitude: 35.764838 Longitude: -83.620815 Elevation: 1164 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Clyde Rennie


Recreational Opportunities

Relax in the garden and watch the great variety of wildlife on the property including snakes, salamanders, fish, raccoon, blue herons, turtles, bats, and we even have a family of river otters.

The property used to house the former Cascades Lodge built in the 1920's.  Many old rock walls and the remnants of the creek fed swimming pool remain.  There are also stories of buried Confederate gold.

Also, located at the falls is Friendly Falls Food & Stuff, a unique outdoor restaurant on Cove creek in beautiful Wears Valley, TN.  Order inside and eat in the garden or on the deck overlooking the river and their very own waterfall!  While you are here, support local artists and check out the handmade crafts in the store.

Friendly Falls is also a member of the Appalachian Quilt Trail.

Seasons Accessible

You can see the waterfall all year round.  The restaurant is closed from Jan 1 to Feb 14th.

How to Get There

Friendly Falls is located at 2135 Wears Valley Rd Sevierville, TN.  It's 4.5 Miles from the parkway in Pigeon Forge, 10 miles from Townsend, TN. Take traffic light #3 from Scenic Highway 441/Parkway.


$1 to enter garden. Free if you purchase something from the store.

ADA Accessibility Notes

a couple of small steps.

Pet Friendly Notes

Welcome on the covered walkway only, not in garden or on deck.

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