Cascade Springs Nature Preserve
This 135-acre green space is a City of Atlanta park and offers hikes with waterfall and creekside views. Within Cascade Springs, visitors will find Cascade Falls, the namesake for the Atlanta neighborhood that surrounds the preserve. The waterfall is formed by Turkeyfoot Creek with South Utoy Creek also flowing along the property.
Water from the spring was bottled and sold in the early 20th century through the 1950’s. During the Civil War in 1864, the preserve was the site of the Battle of Utoy Creek. According to signage in the preserve, the site of was “used for Confederate defenses and still contains remains of Confederate trenches and rifle pits.”
Today the park is managed by the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.
HOURS: Park Hours 6 a.m. to 11p.m. Parking lot is only open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
ADDRESS: 2852 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA 30311
POSTED PARK RULES INCLUDE:
- All pets must be on a leash
- No glass containers or alcohol (without permit)
- No smoking