Stand at the base of the 60-foot-tall Lower South Fork Clackamas Falls in this new 360-degree video. Look up at the sky, scroll behind you to see the South Fork Clackamas Wild and Scenic River, or even look down with your virtual reality headset into the clear Oregon water!
The Lower South Fork Clackamas Falls is below the subdued and forested confluence of the South Fork and Memaloose Creek. The large pool at the bottom opens up into a shallow riverbed dotted with rocks where spring chinook and coho salmon fry can be seen. Winter and summer steelhead also call the south fork home beneath the falls.
In 2009, 4.2 miles of the South Fork Clackamas were designated as wild and scenic by Congress. Only six-tenths of that river span is officially managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The surrounding land is rugged and steep, with elevations ranging from 2,200 feet down to 600 feet.
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For more access information:
U.S. Forest Service, Clackamas River Ranger District: 503-630-6861
Bureau of Land Management, Salem District: 503-375-5646
BLM photos and video clips captured July 21, 2016