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Big Spring Creek Falls
   Skamania County, Washington

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Though this waterfall pales in comparison other nearby waterfalls, there are few waterfalls throughout the entire state of Washington which are more photogenic than this. Big Spring Creek stair-steps down a small three-tiered waterfall, set within a dark forest glen, surrounded on all sides by mosses and ferns of all kinds. In a very odd configuration, the upper tier seems to be an independent branch of the creek falling into another fork coming in from the left, then both cascade over the final two drops. There may in fact be more falls above on both forks of the stream. Because the falls are located within eyesight of the road, they seem to be a popular stop for passersby, some more inconsiderate than others given the amount of trash sometimes seen near the road here. Remember folks, the landfill has a purpose.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Big Spring Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Big Tree Creek Falls can be seen adjacent to FR 23 approximately 29 miles north of the town of Trout Lake, or 1/4 mile east of the junction of FR 23 and FR 90.

Latitude

46.23187 N

Longitude

-121.62483 W

Elevation

3598 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Mount Adams West 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Riley Creek Falls

1.517 miles

Middle Riley Creek Falls

1.631 miles

Steamboat Falls

1.692 miles

Upper Riley Creek Falls

1.802 miles

Unnamed Waterfall

2.7 miles

Unnamed Waterfall

2.715 miles

Unnamed Waterfall

2.912 miles

Babyshoe Falls

2.925 miles

Twin Falls

3.762 miles

Upper Pin Creek Falls

5.699 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

23.78

IWC

1.5  (Class 2)

RATING

44.44 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

49 feet

Tallest Drop

25 feet

Num. Drops

3

AVG. Width

10 feet

Pitch

68 degrees

Run

100 feet

Primary Form

Tiered Plunges

 

Watershed

Lewis River

Stream

Big Spring Creek

AVG. Volume

40.0 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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