Otter Creek Cascade Falls

Otter Creek Cascade Falls, TN

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— Welcome to this week’s Episode of AudioTrek … Otter Creek Cascade Falls in Radnor Lake State Park Just outside Nashville

Otter Creek was originally dammed by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company in 1914 to supply water for their steam engines at the time, creating Radnor Lake. Long after steam locomotives were retired from use, the lake and surrounding land was in a development limbo. By 1971, the “Save Radnor Lake” campaign began and by 1973, 3.4 million dollars were raised to purchase the land and create Tennessee’s first official State Natural Area. 

Today, the spillway from the dam creates several cascade-type of falls as it works its way down to what once again becomes Otter Creek. Here is probably the most interesting on the day I visited the park. So, enjoy the relaxing sounds and visuals! 

Now, while the falls are great, the park is really noted for it birds, and some even call it the Waldon Pond of Tennessee. This hardwood forest annually attracts more than 20 species of songbirds, as well as it’s year-round residents of owls, herons, and waterfowl. Just another reason to visit the Park if you happen to be in Nashville. 

… Relax. Explore. Meditate. Sleep.


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