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Persponal Experience: At this point I have little to no information on the waterfall or dam. I have contacted the local historical society to see if they can help so hopefully this page will be updated! From what I can gather, the pond appears to have been part of a water treatment plant. Historic aerials show what looks like a water facility treatment southeast of the dam, built somewhere between 1953 and 1964 and removed or abandoned by 1989.

I have read stories online about people fishing in the pond decades ago but there is such an extreme overgrowth around the whole thing now that it's nearly impossible to fish there anymore. This seems to be an old, forgotten location that is still brimming with beauty and curiosity.

The dam reminds me of an abstract painitng!

The pathway has plant imprints!An cormorant:

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4 Reviews


  • Anony
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    Thanks! I was able to find it after some digging, going there today!


    July 3, 2016

  • Alexis
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    Spill the beans…. Please

    July 17, 2016

  • Chris
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    I was going here with my friend. We saw the place from the hill and couldn’t find a way over so we started to bushwack our way there. Out of nowhere some gang looking people appeared and we had to go. On the trail we saw some more and left. I don’t suggest you go here alone or unarmed.

    December 26, 2016

  • Anonymous
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    The gate mentioned in the directions was locked. Instead we followed the trail at the end of the fence line which lead us to the far side of the pond. We couldn’t find a way from there to the tunnel and dam. On our way back to our car, we found some sections of fence we could have cleared. Maybe next time.

    May 19, 2020

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