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Mill Creek Falls
   Jackson County, Oregon

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Mill Creek Falls is the centerpiece behind the Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area developed by Boise Cascade just outside of the small town of Prospect. The falls hurtle 173 feet into the Rogue River Gorge in an explosive manor, luring eagerly approaching visitors like a siren in the distance. Though Mill Creek does exhibit somewhat of a seasonal fluctuation of flow, the falls don't change their appearance much at all, making this a good destination any time of the year.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

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

The town of Prospect was settled in 1882, so it is likely the falls were discovered around then, but it is not known by whom or when exactly. Early photographs of the falls were commonly taken from the bottom of the Rogue River canyon.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

moderate access

Mill Creek Falls is located just outside the town of Prospect. Following Highway 62 south from Crater Lake, turn east on Mill Creek Road about 2/3 of a mile north of the Highway's crossing of the Rogue River. Follow Mill Creek Road through town for 1 1/2 miles to the marked trailhead. The falls are seen after hiking slightly less than half a mile down the trail. The trail system does appear somewhat confusing, so follow what appears to be an old road if in doubt and listen for the sound of the falls.

Latitude

42.74028 N

Longitude

-122.49528 W

Elevation

2348 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Prospect South 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Barr Creek Falls

0.279 miles

Prospect Falls

0.584 miles

Pearsoney Falls

0.706 miles

Lower Red Blanket Falls

2.509 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

55.81

IWC

2.23  (Class 3)

RATING

66.9 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

173 feet

Tallest Drop

173 feet

Num. Drops

1

AVG. Width

15 feet

Pitch

90 degrees

Run

10 feet

Primary Form

Plunge

 

Watershed

Rogue River

Stream

Mill Creek

AVG. Volume

100.0 cfs

Source

Unknown

Seasonality

Best Flows

Year Round

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jul 25, 2011

Added a picture(s) of this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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