Dunn’s Falls

Meridian, Mississippi

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The natural setting, where the Chunky River makes a big bend while flowing over noisy, rocky shoals, where Dunn’s Falls splashes even louder over a rock face, and where steep wooded bluffs drop down to the water’s edge, makes for a good destination. Dunn’s Falls Water Park is a must for Mississippi trail trekkers. The centerpiece is a 65-foot waterfall created by an Irishman named John Dunn. He diverted a stream, changing its course to fall over a bluff into the Chunky River. Astride the bluff he built a mill and a three-story wooden building. Right about that time the Civil War broke out and the Confederacy confiscated his mill and used its water power to make clothing and other supplies for the Rebel soldiers. After the war was over, Dunn resumed his operation, grinding flour and cornmeal among other things.

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"The natural setting, where the Chunky River makes a big bend while flowing over noisy, rocky shoals, where Dunn’s Falls splashes even louder over a rock face, and where steep wooded bluffs drop down to the water’s edge, makes for a good destination.

Dunn’s Falls Water Park is a must for Mississippi trail trekkers. The centerpiece is a 65-foot waterfall created by an Irishman named John Dunn. He diverted a stream, changing its course to fall over a bluff into the Chunky River. Astride the bluff he built a mill and a three-story wooden building. Right about that time the Civil War broke out and the Confederacy confiscated his mill and used its water power to make clothing and other supplies for the Rebel soldiers. After the war was over, Dunn resumed his operation, grinding flour and cornmeal among other things."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Meridian
Distance: 1.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Stonewall
Driving Directions: Directions to Dunn’s Falls

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May 2018