Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint

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Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint
Mill Creek Falls.jpg
Mill Creek Falls
Location Prospect, Oregon
Coordinates 42°44′16″N 122°29′43″W / 42.7378°N 122.4954°W / 42.7378; -122.4954Coordinates: 42°44′16″N 122°29′43″W / 42.7378°N 122.4954°W / 42.7378; -122.4954
Type Plunge1
Total height 173 ft (53 m)
Number of drops 1
Average
flow rate
100 cu ft/s (3 m3/s)

Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint, is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was formerly known as Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area, a private hiking area that was developed by Willamette Industries near the community of Prospect on Oregon Route 62 in Jackson County. Both Mill Creek Falls and Pearsony Falls are contained within the area, with Barr Creek Falls close by.2

A hydroelectric dam was built in the 1920s which drained the narrow valley containing the group of falls. A group of large boulders appeared.3 These have become a local attraction known as the Avenue of the Giant Boulders.

Avenue of the Giant Boulders

References

  1. ^ "Mill Creek Falls". Northwest Waterfall Survey. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Karen (2006-09-20). "Follow the road less traveled - to Prospect, Oregon". Mail Tribune. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  3. ^ Freeman, Mark (2008-11-03). "Going with the Flow". Mail Tribune. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 

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