A peaceful section of the Fall Creek is located far downstream under the bridge near the popular Bedrock Campground. A great swimming hotspot 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:
Access allowed: May - September from dawn until dusk
Walking distance: Short
Day-use fees: Free
Accommodations: Bedrock Campground
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Usage: Light to moderate
Location: Fall Creek Recreation Area
GPS coordinates: 43.9718, -122.5452
Elevation: 1110 ft (338 m)
Bedrock Swimming at Fall Creek Lake is located:
- 35 miles east of Eugene
- 99 miles southeast of Salem
- 142 miles southeast of Portland
Body of water: River
Water quality: Transparent
Current: Light to moderate
Depth: Deep and shallow
Beach: Bedrock and rock formation
Water T° (summer): Cool
Driving Directions to the Swimming Hole near Bedrock 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 onto Big Fall Creek Road
- Bear to the left after passing Winberry Creek Road and follow for about 13 miles to the destination.