Duwee Falls is the largest of the three officially named waterfalls in Crater Lake National Park and it just might be the best waterfall in the park altogether. The challenge, however, remains actually seeing the falls to determine the accuracy of this suspicion. The falls occur as Munson Creek snakes its way down the side of Mount Mazama, cutting deeper and deeper into a thick layer of petrified volcanic ash, finally giving way as it reaches the head of Godfrey Glen. The falls start off with plunges of about 15 and 40 feet, then appear to cascade down two additional tiers of about 25 feet each. And even though a wide, accessible trail passes within yards of the top of the falls, nearly nothing can be seen due to the narrow, twisted shape of the canyon. The best view is actually a distant perspective from a pullout along Highway 62 near Mazama Village. Should access to the base of the falls prove viable (it looked dicey if at all possible), this might prove to be a very interesting waterfall.
- Duwee Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Duwee is an adaptation of the Klamath Indian word "ti-wi", meaning the sound of a rushing cascade or stream. The original english spelling was Duwie, but when the name was adopted by the USBGN, it was changed to Duwee.
Duwee Falls is located near Mazama Village in Crater Lake National Park. The best view is from a pullout along Highway 62 about a mile south of the entrance station at Mazama Village. The Godfrey Glen trail also provides fleeting glimpses of the falls - the trailhead for which can be found 1 3/4 miles north of the entrance station (you will need to pay the entrance fee to access this trail).