Pack a lunch as there is no dining. Also, bring chairs because the whole area is covered with rocks (no soft-sand beaches). Wear river shoes or sandals because it can be very slippery. Lastly, when you are walking up to the falls, make sure to walk carefully on the mossy areas to prevent falls.
The flow gets lower toward the end of the season, so the earlier in the summer the better. There is a fee of $5 per car for the day.
The later in the day you go, the busier it becomes. If you can go during the week there are fewer people, but it won’t really impact your wait time.
The water is cool, so summer is the best time to go.
Looking for some fun things to do in Oregon with kids? Head to South Umpqua Falls in Oregon’s Umpqua National Forest. Enjoy a nice, little hike down the trail to get below the falls. Then, get ready for some water-infused fun on the natural water slides. Spend the day splashing around and floating down the river. South Umpqua Falls is a great place for all ages. We sat under shade while watching the kids play for hours. Once the kids are ready and parents sufficiently relaxed, finish the day with ice cream at iconic Phil’s Frosty. A great way to spend a summer’s day in Oregon with kids.