Testament Falls is easily one of the most impressive in the Nestucca River drainage, spilling some 70 feet over an outcrop of columnar basalt, impacting the formation about two-thirds of the way down. During winter, the falls become powerful enough to generate enough spray to ice over the bridge crossing at its base, where, in contrast, in the summer the creek runs down the crevices and joints in the outcrop in a much more serene manor. The falls lie within the grounds of Camp Cooper, a property of the Boy Scouts of America and are accessed by a nice trail system, but public access is currently not allowed. The camp hasn't been used for quite some time, but the tenants hope to restore it to its former state and eventually allow public access to the trail system. Big thanks to Aaron Yoder for allowing us to come and survey the falls.
- Testament Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Testament Creek was named in relation to nearby Bible Creek, but it has very little to do with religion. Bible Creek was named for A. S. Bible who migrated from Tennessee to Sheridan and operated stores in both Sheridan and Willamina from 1879 until 1898. Testament Falls was named after the creek.
Directions are being withheld until public access to the property and trail system is granted.