McDowell Creek Falls County Park

Nestled in the Cascade Foothills, McDowell Creek is a wonderful place to visit year-round. Enjoy beautiful vistas of three distinct waterfalls along the three miles of hiking trails. Royal Terrace and Majestic Falls can be enjoyed from the bridges and viewing decks along the trails of this lush green park. The stream is crystal-clear and inviting. This park is close to both Sweet Home and Lebanon, and offers exceptional scenery for hiking, nature study or picnics. Restrooms and parking facilities are available.

This natural area provides an opportunity for safe, wholesome, recreational activities that can be enjoyed by the entire family at little or no cost. There is a mix of old-growth and new-growth timber and a wide representation of native plants. Birds and butterflies abound. Its accessibility makes it possible for young and old alike to enjoy its natural wonders.

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