Name of Waterfall

Sandstone Falls


Sandstone Falls is the largest of several small waterfalls along the New River, and is notable for its considerable width, stretching approximately 1,800 feet across when measured along its crest, making it one of the widest waterfalls in the United States. The falls consist of a river-wide ledge which drops somewhere in the range of 8-12 feet, depending on where in the cross section of the stream the measurement is taken, with interstitial rapids both above and below which may bring the total height of the falls to around 20 feet. The river splits around a large island, dividing the falls into two distinct segments, with potentially several other smaller channels forming depending on the volume of the river.

Other Names


Total Height (ft)


Tallest Drop


Average Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

7,847 cfs

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

0 cfs

Watershed or Feeder Stream

New River