Wildwood Falls – Row River

Wildwood Falls

Wildwood Falls

Wildwood Falls

Wildwood Falls

Wildwood Falls

• A dramatic scenic destination on the Row River
• A beautiful but dangerous swimming hole and cliff jumping spot



A dramatic scenic destination, Wildwood Falls also known as River Row Falls on the Row River is located in the western foothills between the Umpqua and Willamette National Forests, 38 miles southeast of Eugene. The 3.4-acre site that includes two Lane County Parks - Wildwood Falls and LaSells Stewart features a waterfall that forms four segments and pours off wide cliff walls into a magical dark-green pool.

The LaSells Stewart Park at Row River Road provides easier access to the beach and swimming area. Another access that is located on the opposite side of the river at Forest Road 17 requires some care. You need either to cross the stream above the waterfalls and climb down on the opposite side or use a rope access to go down because the slope is extremely steep. The river bank consists of small boulders and river rocks.

The 15-foot waterfall cascades from the 40-foot high and 140-foot wide basalt ridge through the channels into the deep large pool that popular among swimmers, cliff jumpers, rafters, and scuba divers. However, cliff jumping and swimming here is associated with risks and even death. Do not swim when the water levels are high. It is dangerous to swim directly below the falls because of the strong and violent undercurrent. There is a small underwater cavern behind the waterfalls where you could be trapped and sucked.

Wildwood Falls is a great place for hiking. The 0.1 miles loop trail is good for any skill levels.



Wildwood Falls | General Description

Open: Year-round from dawn to dusk
Managed: Lane County
Location: LaSells D Stewart County Park

Services: Portable restroom from June through September, picnic area with grills
Activities: Swimming, diving, hiking, climbing
Accommodations: No camping in the park area

Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes (Buy a pass online)
Popularity: Low to moderate

Elevation: 1,000 ft (305 m)

Wildwood Falls is located:

  • 17 miles southeast of Cottage Grove
  • 38 miles southeast of Eugene
  • 67 miles northeast of Roseburg

Swimming hole rating: 3 out of 5
Water body: River
Water quality: Transparent
Current: Light to moderate, waterfalls undercurrent
Depth: Deep
Beach: River rocks and boulders
Water T° (summer): Cool



Directions to LaSells Stewart Park

From I-5,

  • Take exit 174 toward Cottage Grove & Dorena Lake
  • Drive 4.1 miles east on Row River Road
  • Bear right on Government Road and Shoreview Drive and continue 6.6 miles
  • Merge onto Row River Road and follow 5.1 miles
  • Turn left after mileposts 17 and continue 0.2 miles to the parking area.

Phone: (541) 682-2000

Buy Passes & Permits Online

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Directions to Wildwood Falls Park

From I-5,

  • Take exit 174 toward Cottage Grove & Dorena Lake
  • Drive 4.1 miles east on Row River Road
  • Bear right on Government Road and Shoreview Drive and continue 6.6 miles
  • Merge onto Row River Road and follow 4.6 miles to Lower Brice Creek Road
  • Continue 0.8 miles to Wildwood Falls Park on the right.

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