Virgin Falls is the crown jewel of the Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness and, some say, Scott's Gulf. A torrent of water exits a cave at the top and plunges 110 feet to disappear into the cold, dark depths of yet another cave. The steep sinkhole the water enters is very prominent and provides an excellent vantage point to enjoy the view. In addition there are several camping spots nearby, so one can literally camp across from the falls.
Early settlers in this area made good use of this natural resource. For many years there was a mill in operation in the sinkhole. As late as 1979 you could still see one of the original mill stones lying where it had been set, over 100 years before.
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