Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Best Rogue River waterfall: Stair Creek Falls
Stair Creek waterfall on Oregon's Rogue River is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Oregon. Its name comes from the watery journey it takes down rocky "stairs." The stream cascades into the Rogue River from the south. It flows over nearly vertical rock walls to meet the river. Inspiration Point (where White Water Warehouse owner, Bob Meister, filmed the waterfall) overlooks this scenic spot from the river's north bank.
During the summer months the pool at the bottom of Stair Creek Falls is a likely place to find salmon refreshing themselves in its cool waters. Often during the dog days of summer, rafters and kayakers will stop to view the beautiful waterfall from the vantage point of looking up into the Falls--some even brave enough to take icey cold dips in Stair Creek's surging waters.