Fall Creek Swimming Hole 1 – Day Use Area

Fall Creek Swimming Hole 1

A pretty swimming hole on the Fall Creek with a few places to jump
Many other beautiful swimming holes can be found a little farther upstream along the creek



Explore and enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the Fall Creek Swimming Hole, located about 2 miles east of Fisherman's Point Group Camp along the Big Fall Creek Road. The day-use area offers refreshing swimming, cliff jumping, and rope swinging. Access to the swimming spot is easy and short. You will find small and large pool below the set of creek cascades. The river bank is composed of cliffs, rocks and wide ledges.

Salmon angling is closed because Chinook salmon releases into these waters for watershed restoration.

If you want to find another one of the many secluded swimming pools on the Fall Creek, hike via the 13.7-mile-long Fall Creek National Recreation Trail. The trail winds along the stunning Fall Creek, through the amazing national forest and is accessible year-round.

Chinook salmon releases into these waters for watershed restoration only. Because of that salmon angling is closed for this location as well.

There are six campgrounds along Fall Creek and one on the Fall Creek Lake.

Cautions: Cliff jumping and slippery rocks are associated with risks, please use caution and make safe decisions.

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



Fall Creek – Day-use Area | General Description

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

Services: None
Activities: Swimming, hiking, rope swinging, jumping
Accommodations: Dolly Varden Campground; Fisherman's Point group camp

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

Elevation: 976 ft (297 m)

Fall Creek Swimming Hole 1 is located:

  • 31 miles east of Eugene
  • 92 miles southeast of Salem
  • 137 miles southeast of Portland.

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



Points of Interest

Fall Creek LakeFall Creek Reservoir serves for the purposes of water retention, flood damage prevention, irrigation, and a variety of recreation opportunities.

Fall Creek - Day-UseScenic Fall Creek Corridor is a beautiful 3,300-acre recreation area along Fall Creek in the Willamette National Forest.

Directions to Fall Creek Swimming Hole 1

From I-5,

  • Take Exit 194 A for Highway 126 East
  • Follow 6.8 miles on Highway 126 to Bob Straub Parkway
  • Continue straight 7.6 miles on 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 10 miles to the destination on the left.

GPS: 43.965, -122.626

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