Lake Creek Falls is popular for the multitude of small waterfalls and sliding cascades. Located roughly half a mile downstream from the outlet of the Triangle Lake, the falls are best visited from noon to early evening when the sun’s beams are the strongest.
While this may seem counter-intuitive at first, the rock slides are actually located within a ravine which is well lit only at this time. The first fall is 40 feet wide and 15 feet tall. The bending creek then terminates in a 10 feet plunge. Further down from the creek are the natural water slides which are roughly 100 feet of a gentle slant dumping into a warm wading pool.
Bring river tubes to enjoy the natural water slides.
The alcohol ban is now in effect for the Lower Lake Creek Falls Recreation Area.
In the fall and winter time, salmon and steelhead migrate upstream to spawn that makes this location great for wildlife watching.
Respect this place and leave no trace behind.
Swimming in the swift, shallow water near the falls can be extremely risky.
Cliff jumping, sliding, and slippery rocks are associated with risks, please use caution and make safe decisions. Watch for poison oak.
Access allowed: All year from dawn until dusk
Walking distance: 0.2 miles
Day-use fees: None
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Restrictions: No alcohol
Accommodations: Eagle Cove Camp
Location: Eugene District, BLM
GPS coordinates: 44.159311, -123.572009
Elevation: 600 ft (183 m)
Lake Creek Falls is located:
- 35 miles west of Eugene
- 40 miles east of Florence
- 85 miles southwest of Salem
- 93 miles northwest of Roseburg.
Address: Lake Creek Falls, Lakecreek, OR 97412
Body of water: River, falls
Water quality: Transparent
Current: Moderate, rapid near the falls
Depth: Shallow and deep
Beach: River rocks and bedrock bottom
Water T° (summer): Cool
Natural rock sliding
Toilets at the parking lot
Directions to Lake Creek Falls
- From Eugene, take Highway 99 North and drive approximately 14 miles to Highway 36
- Go west on Highway 36 for 26 miles
- Parking for the recreation site is located 0.5 miles south of Triangle Lake on the right side of the road.
From the parking lot, hike downstream 0.2 miles.