Souther Creek, WA – Sweeney Falls

Souther Creek is located just a couple miles east of the town of Stevenson, WA on hwy 14 at a spot known as Sweeney’s Corner (Curves between Stevenson and Carson). The falls have adopted that name over the years by locals. There is a small pull out at the creek and the falls can be seen upstream of the road. A short trail takes you face to face with the falls.

Approaching Sweeney Falls
Approaching Sweeney Falls

 

At the base of the falls on the left side (Facing it) there is an abandoned and unsuccessful mine shaft.

Sweeney Falls with the cave in the picture at the base of the falls
Sweeney Falls with the cave in the picture at the base of the falls

 

Looking downstream, back toward the road, from the falls
Looking downstream, back toward the road, from the falls

 

The falls up close
The falls up close

 

These picture were taken just after a heavy rainstorm in the fall/winter. In the summer the flow drops to near a trickle. It is a nice detour stop on your way through the gorge on the Washington side. I have yet to explore further up the creek for kayaking, but I will post when I do.

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