Oyster Creek Falls

Oyster Creek Falls had been plaguing me for quite a while before I finally found it. I had looked at the Topo maps and I was pretty sure there was a waterfall there. Then, I read in Bob Mooers book that he had found it so I knew it existed. I tried to get there the day after Christmas 2007, but got turned around by snow. Brett and I tried one day in February by going upstream from Chuckanut Drive and didn't make it. When I finally made it, I was thrilled by the beautiful falls. It's a tough trip in, but well worth it for a serious waterfall hunter. The falls have three major sections. The top section consists of a really pretty 25' tall fan shaped drop, followed by about 20' worth of cascades. The middle section has a very nice 50' tall, 3 tiered drop with about 10' of cascades below. The final drop is a nice segmented, 20' tall drop.

Right - Upper section of Oyster Creek Falls

RATING - 38.0

VR - 4.0 (Sm/Med) HR - 6.0 SR - 14/20


DIFFICULTY - Very Difficult

LOCATION - Chuckanuts

TYPE - Tiered

HEIGHT - 130'

WIDTH - 15'

DIRECTIONS - Take I-5 to exit 231 and follow HWY 11 out to the Clayton Beach Trailhead. Walk up Fragrance Lake Road for about 1.75 miles to the Lost Lake Trail on the right. At the first fork in about 1.5 miles, take the right hand trail and follow it very steeply downhill and past a small, log choked pond. Soon after you will run into a logging road. Follow that for around 1/2 a mile until it makes a sharp turn to the right with another road heading off from the corner. Follow this new road for a few hundred feet. Keep your eyes open for pink ribbons on the right. If you enter the woods in the right spot you will find an obscure boot path. Either way, follow the small tributary downstream to where it joins Oyster Creek at the base of the falls (maybe 1/4 mile from the road).

Main drop Main drop at high volume Bottom tier