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Rocky Creek Falls
   Lincoln County, Oregon

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Rocky Creek Falls is a fairly unimpressive 34 foot tall cascade where Rocky Creek spills out of a concrete culvert and drops directly into the Pacific Ocean near Cape Foulweather. It appears that when Highway 101 was built, the designers decided to transit the creek by a fill rather than a bridge. As a result, the old highway crosses the former location of the stream on an antique arch bridge that spans a slope of huge boulders and Rocky Creek now spills out of said concrete culvert just below the bridge. That the falls are easy to access and spill right into the ocean makes this one worth a quick look, but otherwise its not a very interesting feature.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Rocky Creek Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Rocky Creek Falls is located on the north end of Cape Foulweather along the Central Oregon Coast. From the bridge on Highway 101 in Depoe Bay, take 101 south for 2.1 miles to the Otter Crest Loop and veer right. Park at the turnout 1/3 of a mile further on the north side of the bridge and find the steep path leading down to the oceanside rocks where the falls are visible.

Latitude

44.77826 N

Longitude

-124.07118 W

Elevation

46 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Depoe Bay 7 1/2"

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Magnitude

30.14

IWC

0.51  (Class 1)

RATING

42.71 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

34 feet

Tallest Drop

34 feet

Num. Drops

1

AVG. Width

40 feet

Pitch

77 degrees

Run

20 feet

Primary Form

Segmented Horsetails

 

Watershed

Pacific Ocean

Stream

Rocky Creek

AVG. Volume

35.0 cfs

Source

Unknown

Seasonality

Best Flows

Winter - Spring

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jul 07, 2011

Added a picture(s) of this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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