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Scotts Mills Falls
   Marion County, Oregon

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This small waterfall is located within Scotts Mills Park, in the small town of Scotts Mills. The falls are situated just below a concrete weir dam which diverts a portion of Butte Creek through a concrete lined sluice that bypasses the waterfall, likely a remnant of the original mill site. The actual waterfall is 10 feet tall, with the drop over the dam adding another 3-5 feet in height. As its below the 15 foot requirement for inclusion in this database, this waterfall would normally not be listed, but the fact that the falls have an extensive history in the town leads me to believe it likely has a name dating back many decades and thus would be included.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Scotts Mills Falls is the name of this waterfall.

Scotts Mills was named after a flour mill built at this waterfall. Until details can be uncovered about whether this waterfall did in fact have a name in conjunction to the mill development, it will be listed after the town.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Starting out in the town of Silverton, Oregon, drive north on SR 213 for about 5 miles to Mt. Angel - Scotts Mills Road, and turn right, following the signs for Scotts Mills. Proceed 2.5 miles to Scotts Mills, and turn right onto Crooked Finger Road. About 2 blocks up Crooked Finger Road, turn into Scotts Mills Park and park near the bathrooms and walk across the grass fields to the falls.

Latitude

45.04111 N

Longitude

-122.66444 W

Elevation

441 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Scotts Mills 7 1/2"

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Distance

Echo Creek Falls

6.853 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

33.35

IWC

2.07  (Class 3)

RATING

39.59 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

10 feet

Tallest Drop

 

Num. Drops

10

AVG. Width

40 feet

Pitch

77 degrees

Run

10 feet

Primary Form

Wide Steep Cascade

 

Watershed

Molalla River

Stream

Butte Creek

AVG. Volume

250.0 cfs

Source

Unknown

Seasonality

Best Flows

Year Round

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jul 07, 2011

Added a picture(s) of this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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