Sandy beach
No
Cliff jumping
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Sensitive Habitat
Yes
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This collection of deep pools along the East Fork Lewis River is an amazing escape from the summer heat and quite possibly the best swimming hole and cliff jumping spot in the Portland area.  If you can’t make it after work on a weekday, be sure to come early to claim a spot, since Moulton Falls Park fills up quickly on weekends.  If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, travel 2.7 miles west of Moulton Falls to visit the picturesque Lucia Falls, another series of cascades that tumble through rifts in the basalt riverbed.  Unfortunately, swimming is not allowed at Lucia Falls Park.

Note: Jumping from the high bridge is not permitted.

Logistics + Planning

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Deep pools. Cliff jumping. Picnic area and hiking trails.

Cons

Peak summer crowds.

Features

Sensitive Habitat

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington
Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington
Southwest Washington/Mount St. Helens, Washington

Comments

10/22/2017
Colors are popping right now
06/18/2017
Just some pics...
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