Spectacular Wildwood Falls are located on Willamette Foothills in Lane County, 20 miles east of Cottage Grove. The scenic destination on the Row River features wide beautiful waterfalls, basalt cliffs, hard rocks and colorful deep pool. Wildwood provides great opportunities for hiking, climbing, swimming, cliff jumping, scuba diving and picnicking.
Wildwood Falls are known for being one of the best swimming holes in Oregon. However, cliff jumping and swimming here is associated with high risks. Swimming below the falls is dangerous. Behind the falls, there is a small underwater cave which could trap and suck a swimmer. Do not swim when water levels are high. A board in Wildwood Falls Park is devoted to the memory of ten people who lost their lives at Wildwood Falls.
Consisting of the four distinct segments, 15-foot-high Wildwood Falls cascade via channels over basalt cliffs into the beautiful pool.
Access to Wildwood Falls is available either from Wildwood Falls or Lasells Stewart Parks. An annual or a day-use pass is required for both parks. You can buy it online.
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon, U.S.
Access allowed: Year-round from dawn to dusk
Wildwood Falls Lane County Park
LaSells Stewart Lane County Park
Service: Picnic tables
Walking distance: Short
Fees (day-use): Yes
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Usage: Light to heavy
Accommodations: No camping in the area
Location: Lane County Parks
GPS coordinates: 43.6998, -122.8187
Elevation: 1000 ft (305 m)
Phone: (541) 682-2000
Online Passes & Permits
Total height: 15 feet (189 m)
Elevation: 1000 feet (305 m)
Number of drops: One
Average flow rate: 250 cubic feet per second
Primary form: Segmented Plunges
Pitch: 77 degrees
Stream Row River
Seasonality: 12 months
Directions to Wildwood Falls Park
From I-5, take exit 174 toward Cottage Grove & Dorena Lake, then drive 4.1 miles east on Row River Road. Bear right on Government Road and Shoreview Drive and continue 6.6 miles. Merge onto Row River Road and follow 4.6 miles to Lower Brice Creek Road and continue 0.8 miles to Wildwood Falls Park on the right.
Directions to LaSells Stewart Park
From I-5, take exit 174 toward Cottage Grove & Dorena Lake, then drive 4.1 miles east on Row River Road. Bear right on Government Road and Shoreview Drive and continue 6.6 miles. Merge onto Row River Road and follow 5.1 miles. Turn left at mileposts 17.2 and continue 0.2 miles to a parking area.