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).
- 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.
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.