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Lake Creek Falls Fish Ladder

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A popular spot to view spawning steelhead and coho and Chinook salmon as they migrate through the ladder during the fall and winter months. A Watchable Wildlife site is located at the concrete ladder. This ladder opened 100 miles of stream habitat that was previously inaccessible to fish due to the height of the falls. The refreshing atmosphere surrounding the falls has made this a perfect setting in the summer to enjoy picnicking, swimming and relaxing.


  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Photography
  • Salmon watch
  • Wildlife viewing


  • Parking (21 spaces)
  • Vault toilet (accessible)
  • Interpretive kiosk

Caution! Swimming in the swift, shallow water near the falls can be risky due to submerged logs, uneven surface and other underwater hazards USE EXTREME CAUTION

Parking is allowed in the designated area only - Parking is prohibited on Highway 36.
Fees: Day-use only: No fee
Location: The watchable wildlife site is located 25 miles west of Eugene on State Highway 36 about one mile south of Triangle Lake. Public parking is limited to the designated area adjacent to Highway 36.
Season: May through November.

Location: Swisshome Oregon

Other Sports and Sporting Events nearby:
(Springfield) 24/7 Guide Service
(Eugene) Baron's Den Indoor Shooting Range
(Eugene) Berg's Ski Shop
(Elkton) Big K Guest Ranch & Guide Service
(Springfield) Bob Stockdall's Guide Service
(Cottage Grove) Bohemia National Recreation Trail #1407

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