Drift Falls, also known as Bust-Yer-Butt Falls and Driftwood Falls, is a waterfall located on private property in Transylvania County, North Carolina. The falls is at the terminus of the trail to Rainbow Falls and Turtleback Falls; just past the boundary of Gorges State Park. It can be photographed without trespassing. Drift Falls flows on the Horsepasture River in the Jocassee Gorge. The falls is an 80-ft. slide over bedrock to a deep pool, and is a part of a series of waterfalls within Gorges State Park along a 1,200-ft drop along the course of the river over a 2.5 mile stretch. In the past, large numbers of visitors to the falls would cause traffic problems along North Carolina Highway 281 as they gathered at the falls to swim in the pool. Thrill seekers would use the falls as a natural waterslide, which is how the falls got its nickname of “Bust-Yer-Butt Falls”. Ownership of the falls changed, and it is no longer accessible to the public. The falls are privately owned and actively patrolled for trespassers.
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