Every little lake should have its own little waterfall and so it is that we have Lake Alma Waterfall, a short distance from the trailhead of Lake Alma Trail. We’ve been longing for some rain, not only because water levels are low, but because the creeks around Lake Alma and the Ozarks have been pretty dry. With recent rain, we’re finally able to see the Lake Alma Waterfall (Update as of April, 2013: The Alma City Council designated McWater Falls in recognition of Harry McWater who was instrumental in the construction of the Lake Alma Trail).
At approximately 12-feet tall this is definitely worth checking out. The shape, location, and pretty little drainage make this a great place to spend some time. Give yourself an hour or more so you can sit and enjoy the sight and sound.
Read my blog about the Lake Alma Trail for directions on how to get there. The spur trail to this waterfall is only a 25-minute walk from the trailhead. The spur is about one tenth of a mile long.
Get out and enjoy!
This next picture is of poor quality but it gives a perspective on the size of the waterfall.