Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint was once a privately-owned park named Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area, developed by Willamette Industries. The park contains both Mill Creek Falls and Pearsony Falls, and Barr Creek Falls is close by. After a hydroelectric dam was erected during the 1920s, the narrow valley connecting the falls drained. As a result, a group of boulders was revealed.
These rocks are a local attraction called the Avenue of the Giant Boulders. Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint has almost 14 acres of room for outdoor recreational activities. Bring a meal and enjoy a picnic at a picnic table. The forest is quiet and secluded and offers beautiful views and room to roam. At Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint, there is a trailhead that leads to the Avenue of Boulders and both falls.
Mill Creek Falls towers 173 feet over the Rogue River and is one of the tallest cascades in Oregon. Also along the trailhead is Barr Creek Falls, sometimes known as Bear Creek Falls. It drops three times, for a total of 240 feet. The last of the three drops is tallest, at 150 feet. Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint is open year-round for day use. There are no charges for admission or use of the park.
There is no camping allowed in the Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint, but there are nearby areas that allow camping. Dogs are welcome at Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint but must be kept leashed. Clean up all pet waste and be respectful of all of the park rules and other guests.
Don’t bring dogs who are aggressive or that may bother others or local wildlife. The park does not have any drinking water, so come prepared with your own, and enough for your dog. If you’re in Southern Oregon and you’re looking to escape into the woods for some spectacular views and a quiet walk with your dog, visit Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint.