Fall Creek - Bedrock

• Bedrock swimming hole is a great spot on the peaceful section of Fall Creek
• This is a lovely little pool with the sandy bottom

A peaceful section of Fall Creek is located under a bridge near the popular Bedrock Campground. A great swimming spot features formation rocks, underwater ledges, rocky and sandy beaches. The water is shallow toward the beaches and deeper under the bridge in the narrow channel.

Small rapids upstream are perfect for tubing.

A short steep hike is required to reach the swimming hole. The trail is located upstream of the bridge. Watch out for poison oak.

There are other excellent swimming spots along the Fall Creek Lake and Fall Creek:

Fall Creek – Bedrock | General Description

Open: May - September from sunrise to sunset
Managed by: US Forest Service
Location: Willamette National Forest

Services: None
Activities: Swimming, hiking, fishing

Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Usage: Light to moderate

Accommodations: Bedrock Campground

Affordable vacation rentals for short and long term stay at Eugene

Elevation: 1,110 ft (338 m)

Bedrock Swimming at Fall Creek is located:

  • 35 miles east of Eugene
  • 99 miles southeast of Salem
  • 142 miles southeast of Portland.

Swimming hole rating: 4 out of 5
Body of Water: Creek
Water quality: Transparent
Current: Light to moderate
Depth: Deep and shallow
Beach: Bedrock and rock formation
Water T° (summer): Cool

Adventures Nearby


From I-5,

  • Take Exit 194 A for Highway 126 East
  • Follow on Highway 126 for 6.8 miles to Bob Straub Parkway
  • Continue 7.6 miles straight onto Bob Straub Parkway, then Highway 222 South and Jasper/Jasper Lowell Roads to Place Road
  • Turn left onto Place Road/Big Fall Creek Road and continue 4.5 miles
  • Bear left after passing Winberry Creek Road and follow for about 13 miles to the destination.

GPS: N 43°58.284', W 122°32.728' | 43.9714, -122.5455

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