A peaceful section of the Fall Creek is located far downstream under the bridge near the popular Bedrock Campground. A great swimming hot 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 a 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: US Forest Service
Location: Willamette National Forest
Activities: Swimming, hiking, fishing
Accommodations: Bedrock Campground
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Usage: Light to moderate
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.
Points of Interest
Fall Creek Reservoir serves for the purposes of water retention, flood damage prevention, irrigation, and a variety of recreation opportunities.
Scenic Fall Creek Corridor is a beautiful 3,300-acre recreation area along Fall Creek in the Willamette National Forest.
Directions to the Swimming Hole near Bedrock Campground
- 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