Salt Creek Falls

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Salt Creek Falls
Salt Creek Falls 1.jpg
Location Lane County, Oregon
Coordinates 43°36′42″N 122°07′43″W / 43.61179°N 122.12861°W / 43.61179; -122.12861Coordinates: 43°36′42″N 122°07′43″W / 43.61179°N 122.12861°W / 43.61179; -122.12861
Type Plunge
Elevation 3,902 ft (1,189 m)
Total height 286 ft (87 m)
Number of drops 1
Watercourse Salt Creek

Salt Creek Falls is a waterfall on Salt Creek, a tributary of the Middle Fork Willamette River, located near Oakridge, Oregon in the Willamette National Forest. It is about 286 feet (87 m) tall and is the second highest plunge waterfall in Oregon after Multnomah Falls.[1][2]

Frank S. Warner—a settler of the Middle Fork Willamette River valley—and a Native American named Charles Tufti discovered the falls in March 1887.[3]

Salt Creek Falls is easily accessible by car year-round. From Interstate 5, take Oregon Route 58. The day use area is about 21 miles (34 km) east of Oakridge, and about 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Willamette Pass. The U.S. Forest Service charges a $5 day use fee, but people with a Northwest Forest Pass may park there without the extra fee.[4] There is a viewing platform near the top of the falls, as well as a hiking path down to the bottom.


  1. ^ Waterfalls of Oregon
  2. ^ Richard, Terry (January 12, 2014). "Snow isn't essential to enjoy Willamette Pass in Oregon". The Herald (Everett, Washington). Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 843. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  4. ^ Travel Oregon

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