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Barr Creek Falls
   Jackson County, Oregon

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Barr Creek Falls is a multi-stepped waterfall in the Rogue River Canyon near Prospect, Oregon. Barr Creek bisects the southern end of the Prospect Airfield, then drops over a 60 foot fall which is mostly obscured by trees, then cascades 30 feet and finally plunges 150 feet to the canyon floor. Barr Creek doesn't hold a large volume of water, so the falls range from an explosive torrent during the spring to a more delicate veil later in the summer. When the flow is right, a second segment forms adjacent to the final drop of the falls (it appears on a recent visit that debris has plugged this channel partially, causing the segment to run dry more often than not now).

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Barr Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.

According to Oregon Geographic Names, Barr Creek was named for the presence of a cattle bar to prevent cattle from straying out of a ranch that runs along the creek. The falls were named for the creek.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

easy access

Barr Creek Falls is located just outside of Prospect, off of Highway 62. Take Mill Creek Road through the town of Prospect to the Mill Creek Falls Trailhead, about 1 1/2 miles south of Highway 62. Follow the trail down hill for about 1/2 mile to its end at an unguarded overlook at the rim of the canyon.

Latitude

42.73776 N

Longitude

-122.49524 W

Elevation

2443 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Prospect South 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Mill Creek Falls

0.279 miles

Prospect Falls

0.862 miles

Pearsoney Falls

0.932 miles

Lower Red Blanket Falls

2.384 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

44.66

IWC

1.75  (Class 2)

RATING

58.17 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

240 feet

Tallest Drop

150 feet

Num. Drops

3

AVG. Width

20 feet

Pitch

77 degrees

Run

75 feet

Primary Form

Tiered Horsetails

 

Watershed

Rogue River

Stream

Barr Creek

AVG. Volume

50.0 cfs

Source

Unknown

Seasonality

Best Flows

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jul 12, 2011

Added a picture(s) of this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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