12/23/2011 - such a beautiful day, decided to take it easy and do a roadside falls. Went back to Padgett Falls to get better pictures. Winter is definitely the best time to see this falls. I had forgotten just how big it really is! We had a lot of rain in the last few days, so this one was really spectacular this time.
GMAPS does not show a name for this creek, but it flows into Pettit Creek
11/24/2010 Saw a reference to this falls when I was searching the net for GA waterfalls. It's on heavily posted private property behind the airport in Jasper, GA
GPS: 34.45166° -84.46879
Directions and information: Padgett Falls is on private property, which is heavily posted..but actually the best view is from the road anyway
- From hwy 515 in Jasper:
- turn west on W. Church St
- turn left on Camp Rd
- turn right on Upper Salem Rd
- follow around behind airport - where it takes a right angle turn and become a dirt road
As you go around a tight curve to the right you will see a leveled spot, on the right, where a mobile home used to be - continue past and as road begins to curve left...stop and look down into the valley, falls should be visible but please note: this is a well-forested area and they may not be visible when the trees and bushes are in leaf.