Maggie Valley seeks legal opinion for public access to waterfall

Maggie Valley leaders agreed to spend up to $7,000 for an attorney to study the feasibility of public access to a waterfall off Old Still Road. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Maggie Valley leaders want more information about making a local waterfall accessible to the public.

They've agreed to spend up to $7,000 for an attorney to study the feasibility of public access to a waterfall off Old Still Road. They say there are issues, including some private land and parking.

Alderman Mike Eveland says it would be a great addition for Maggie Valley residents and visitors. But he says more information is needed first from the attorney.

“I would say somewhere in the neighborhood of the next three to six months we should have some finality to the legal side,” says Eveland. “And that allows us the opportunity to look at that and see if it's even a project we need to consider in the future.”

Eveland says the idea for a waterfall park has been talked about for years. He says the attorney's findings will provide town aldermen with direction.

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