Surprise Falls

at Surprise Creek

Photographer: G. Price

back to waterfalls - Central Oregon Coast

Photograph specifics: sports, 1/400, ISO400, lens 300mm, aperture 5.6, manual focus

Surprise Falls is east of Reedsport.
Viewpoint GPS N43 31.427', W123 49.762', Elevation above sea level 470 ft.
Waterfall GPS N43 31.477', W123 50.010'

  1. Thirteen miles east of Reedsport on HWY 38, head south on Loon Lake Road
  2. In 13.6 miles pavement ends
  3. At Y-junction turn left onto gravel road
  4. Travel gravel road for 0.3 miles and park at a wide spot just before a gate
  5. Gate could be open or closed at any time so it is best to park just before it.
  6. Hike up the road past the gate for 0.4 miles to near the viewpoint coordinates listed above
  7. A view of the falls from a distance of 0.2 miles away can be seen from the road
Only was able to get a view through the trees at a distance of 0.2 miles.
Will attempt to find a better viewpoint without trees in the way.