Thundering Waters - Oregon Cascade Falls User Guide
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Bureau of Land ManagementUnited States Forest Service
South Umpqua Falls
Type of Falls: Cascade Rating: Easy

This falls results in a unique formation on the South Umpqua River, where shallow water flows over a wide slab of bedrock and plunges 15 feet into a deep pool. An observation deck overlooks the falls and a fish passage ladder. Trespassing on the fish ladder is prohibited by state law. The picnic area is popular during the summer and is managed as an “alcohol free” recreation site.


Take I-5 to Canyonville (Exit 98), and County Road 1 east 26 miles to Tiller. At Tiller, take County Road 46, which becomes South Umpqua Road 28, for a total of 21 miles to the South Umpqua Falls Picnic Area.

Nearby Attractions

South Umpqua Falls Campground, South Umpqua River Corridor, Boulder Creek Campground. There are also other small waterfalls to discover in the South Umpqua Area. Managed by Tiller Ranger District, USFS

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South Umpqua Falls

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