Mile 12.28 - Old Anglers' Inn is a nearby restaurant but more importantly,
it's the last major parking area before Great Falls which charges a fee. This
is the bridge from across the parking lot, early in the morning with fog still rising
from the water.
Stop when you see this sign on MacArthur's Blvd! The parking area is to the
left. It is also the start of the detour around the rocky area by Lock 15.
This is a very popular parking lot and despite its size, will fill up early on Saturday
morning. By 9 a.m., it's pretty much full and you'll have to pay to park at
Great Falls. You'll see a lot of kayakers here making the run between here
and Mather Gorge.
The Old Angler's Inn is historic and tasty. It leans more towards gourmet than
family fare. Check out their web site
to learn more or to make a reservation.