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Fall River Falls
   Deschutes County, Oregon

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What Fall River Falls lacks in stature it makes up in character. The river, placid above and below, skips down a jagged 14 foot step of what appeared to be heavily eroded columnar basalt, surrounded by grassy meadows and lodgepole pine. The Fall River is fed by a series of springs and retains a very consistent volume all year long. Unfortunately its a little far out of the way, so for waterfall hunters looking to maximize your time, this may not be the best choice in the Bend area, but its certainly worth stopping if you happen to be in the area.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Fall River Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

easy access

Fall River Falls is located within LaPine State Park southwest of Bend. Take Highway 97 south from Bend to Sunriver, exiting at Vandevert Road. After a mile, turn left on South Century Drive. About 6 miles after turning (2 miles after crossing the Deschutes River), watch carefully for an unmarked gravel road on the left. Follow this road a little over 3/4 mile to a large parking area just before crossing the Fall River. A trail leads easily to the falls in about 1/4 mile.

Latitude

43.79444 N

Longitude

-121.5275 W

Elevation

4183 feet

USGS Quadrangle

La Pine 7 1/2"

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Magnitude

36.06

IWC

3.3  (Class 4)

RATING

46.61 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

14 feet

Tallest Drop

14 feet

Num. Drops

1

AVG. Width

75 feet

Pitch

59 degrees

Run

25 feet

Primary Form

 

Watershed

Deschutes River

Stream

Fall River

AVG. Volume

500.0 cfs

Source

Springs

Seasonality

Best Flows

Year Round

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jun 19, 2011

Edited basic information about this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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