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Thurston County, Washington

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Public Works

Map of Deschutes Falls Park

Park Hours

9 a.m. to dusk daily.


With very few developments, this park is a haven for nature lovers. Visitors can enjoy the falls from a new viewing deck with railing. Take the main path down the hill from the parking lot and walk quarter of a mile. Stay to the right at the bottom of the hill where the path divides.  Please note steep grades and an undeveloped path with very few improvements may be challenging for people with mobility concerns. 

  • 1000 ft2 viewing platform for waterfalls
  • 155 acres of mixed habitat 
  • 25-foot waterfall
  • 70-foot canyon
  • 400-foot gorge
  • natural rock monoliths
  • native plants
  • wildlife viewing
  • historic log cabin


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25005 Bald Hill Rd. SE, Yelm, WA 98597

From the intersection of SR 510 and SR 507 in Yelm, follow Bald Hill Rd southeast for 15 miles. The road will end at the entrance of Deschutes Falls Park.