Broken Bowl Swimming – Fall Creek Recreation Area

Broken Bowl

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Bedrock, formation rock, and river rocks define the narrow creek channel of the beautiful swimming hole on the Fall Creek near Broken Bowl Campground. There are a gravel beach, underwater ledges, and a small pebble island downstream surrounded creek rapids.

For hiking fans, the 13.7-mile long Fall Creek National Recreation Trail offers unforgettable adventures along the Fall Creek corridor. You will discover stunning views, cross streams and find many nice spots for swimming, fishing and picnicking.

General Description

Access allowed: May - September from dawn until dusk
Walking distance: Short
Day-use fees: Free
Accommodations: Broken Bowl Campground

Dogs: Must be on a leash
Usage: Light to Moderate
Location: Fall Creek Recreation Area
GPS coordinates: 43.9637, -122.6149
Elevation: 1000 ft (305 m)
Broken Bowl Swimming is located:

  • 31.4 miles east of Eugene
  • 93 miles southeast of Salem
  • 140 miles southeast of Portland

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Characteristics

Body of water: River
Water quality: Transparent
Current: Light to moderate
Depth: Deep and shallow
Beach: Bedrock and rock formation
Water T° (summer): Cool

Activities

Swimming
Fishing
Hiking

Service: None




Driving Directions to Swimming Hole near Broken Bowl Campground

  • From I-5, take Exit 194 A for Highway 126 East
  • Follow on Highway 126 for 6.6 miles to Bob Straub Parkway
  • Continue straight onto Bob Straub Parkway, then Highway 222 South and Jasper/Jasper Lowell Roads
  • Turn left onto Place Road and drive for 3.6 miles to Big Fall Creek Road
  • Continue on Big Fall Creek Road
  • Bear to the left after passing Winberry Creek Road and follow for about 11 miles to the destination on the right.




Weather Forecast

Chance of Rain
Wednesday
11/22 50%
Chance of Rain
High 66° / Low 55°
Rain
Thursday
11/23 100%
Rain
High 57° / Low 41°
Partly Cloudy
Friday
11/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
High 55° / Low 41°
Chance of Rain
Saturday
11/25 80%
Chance of Rain
High 59° / Low 43°
Rain
Sunday
11/26 90%
Rain
High 53° / Low 38°

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