Fall Creek Falls

lower falls spring Fall Creek Falls clakskanie oregon highway 30
Fall Creek Falls, showing the lower falls in late spring with vegetation lush and water low

Height and type: Three-stage falls that drops approximately 60 feet in total. The easily viewed lower falls is ~15 feet high.

Water body: Fall Creek, a tributary of the Clatskanie River

Access: Behind the baseball diamond off Highway 30 just west of Highway 47 in Clatskanie. An easy mowed path takes you straight from the outfield to Fall Creek in view of the lower falls. There is no trail access to the middle and upper falls. Terrain beyond the lower falls is moderately steep and heavily vegetated, with rocks, dirt, and logs all giving way easily under your feet.

Property status: The area is privately owned by Fall Creek Property LLC, but appears open to the public at least up to the view of the lower falls. I will update this section if informed of any new information.

Notable Wildlife: Belted Kingfisher, woodland salamanders

Interesting History: The old Columbia River Highway used to pass over a trestle bridge on Fall Creek close to where the baseball dugout is today. Recreating the Columbia River Highway has pictures of remnants of the bridge and remaining segments of the old highway.

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