Wildwood Falls on Row River – Swimming & Hiking

Wildwood Falls
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Wildwood Falls

Wildwood Falls

Wildwood Falls

Wildwood Falls




Swimming at Wildwood Falls

Wildwood Falls is a great scenic spot with a dark-green pool, cliff walls, and waterfalls on the Row River. Located in the western foothills of the Umpqua National Forest known as Willamette Foothills, this large site is accessible from Wildwood Falls or LaSells Stewart Lane County Parks. The wide 15-foot-high Wildwood Falls (known as River Row Falls) pour off a lava ridge through the channels into the deep large pool. It is no shock that the main activities in this area are swimming, cliff jumping, scuba diving, rafting, and hiking. Spend a few hours relaxing here and you will realize how fast you’ll get hooked.
Access to the swimming area from the Wildwood Falls Park requires some care. You need either to cross the stream above the waterfalls and climb down on the opposite side or use a rope access to go down because the slope in Wildwood Park is too steep. LaSells Stewart Park provides more easy access to the swimming area. The river bank consists of small boulders and river rocks.

Cautions: Wildwood Falls is known as one of the best swimming holes. However, cliff jumping and swimming in this location is associated with risks and even death. Do not swim when the water levels are potentially high. It is dangerous to swim directly below the falls because of the strong and violent falls' undercurrent. There is a small underwater cavern behind the waterfalls where you could be trapped and sucked.

Hiking at Wildwood Falls

Wildwood Falls is also a great place for hiking. The loop trail is 0.1-mile long and is good for any skill levels. The terrain and trails enable you to hike and greatly have fun while at it. It is a really wonderful place to visit during the hot summers, where you get to blow off some steam and take that much needed and deserved a break.

Spend at least one afternoon in Wildwood Falls just chilling in style and kicking it.

General Description

Access allowed: Year-round from dawn to dusk
Walking distance: Short
Day-use fees: Yes
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Usage: Light to heavy
Accommodations: No camping in the area
Location: Lane County Parks
GPS coordinates: 43.6998, -122.8187
Elevation: 1000 ft (305 m)
Wildwood Falls are located:

  • 17 miles southeast of Cottage Grove
  • 38 miles southeast of Eugene
  • 67 miles northeast of Roseburg
  • 99 miles southeast of Salem.

Phone: (541) 682-2000

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Characteristics

Body of water: River, falls
Water quality: Excellent, transparent
Current: Light to moderate. fall's undercurrent
Depth: Deep
Beach: River rocks and boulders
Water T° (summer): Cool

Activities

Swimming
Cliff jumping (at your own risk)
Hiking
Climbing

Service

Picnic tables




Driving Directions to Wildwood Falls Park

  • From I-5, take exit 174 toward Cottage Grove & Dorena Lake
  • Drive 4.1 miles east on Row River Road
  • Bear right on Government Road and Shoreview Drive and continue 6.6 miles
  • Merge onto Row River Road and follow 4.6 miles to Lower Brice Creek Road
  • Continue 0.8 miles to Wildwood Falls Park on the right.

Driving Directions to LaSells Stewart Park

  • From I-5, take exit 174 toward Cottage Grove & Dorena Lake
  • Drive 4.1 miles east on Row River Road
  • Bear right on Government Road and Shoreview Drive and continue 6.6 miles
  • Merge onto Row River Road and follow 5.1 miles
  • Turn left after mileposts 17 and continue 0.2 miles to the parking area.




Weather Forecast

Chance of Rain
Wednesday
11/22 40%
Chance of Rain
High 65° / Low 56°
Rain
Thursday
11/23 100%
Rain
High 57° / Low 42°
Partly Cloudy
Friday
11/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
High 55° / Low 41°
Chance of Rain
Saturday
11/25 80%
Chance of Rain
High 60° / Low 43°
Rain
Sunday
11/26 90%
Rain
High 53° / Low 38°



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