This is one of the most popular swimming areas in Oregon and for good reason. The spectacular emerald pools are beautiful! This is a fun place to swim, scramble along the rocks, and has a few areas for cliff jumping (without kiddos). Bring a lunch and hangout in the picnic area. It's a great spot for kids to splash in the shallow slow moving water. Beware the water is pretty cold, even on a hot day, and the rocks under the water can be pretty slippery. Like always, be safe.
We did the Henline Falls Hike nearby, then enjoyed swimming and lunch at Three Pools.
Day Use Parking: $5 per vehicle or NW Forest Pass.
Day Use: Year Round
Directions: 60 minute drive from Salem.
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