National Creek Falls
Elevation: 3863 feet
Latitude: 43.03141 N
Longitude: 122.34466 W
USGS Quadrangle: Hamaker Butte 7 1/2"
Height: 40 feet
Width: 30 feet
Falls Type: ?
Stream: National Creek
Watershed: Rogue River
Best Flows: Year
National Creek Falls is yet another among
the long list of highly photogenic
waterfalls in Oregon. The falls occur
where the spring-fed creek diverges around
a basalt outcropping and plunges about 40
feet over a jagged ledge in two scenic
channels. The grotto below the falls is
exceptionally scenic and thriving in
greenery, with a small meadow of mosses
growing on a flat area just downstream of
the falls where Falls Creek merges with
National Creek. The falls flow very
consistently and are good to visit any
time of the year.
FALLS is the Official name of this
The falls were named after
the creek, but the origin of the name of
the stream is not known (We suspect it may
originate from the fact that the stream
heads within Crater Lake National Park).
Visitors should Verify Facilities before
driving to this remote region
National Creek Falls is located west of
Crater Lake National Park off of Highway
230. The falls are reached by proceeding
5.8 miles north of the intersection of
Highways 62 and 230 to FR 6530. Stay left
at the major intersection and find the
trailhead 3 1/2 miles from Highway 230.
The trail drops down to the falls in just
under 1/2 mile.
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