Name of Waterfall

Dougan Falls


Driving east from Washougal towards Stevenson along Highway 14, turn north on Salmon Falls Road (10 miles west of Bridge of the Gods or 3 miles east of Cape Horn) and follow it for 3 miles to Washougal River Road. Turn right and follow Washougal River Road for 5 miles to Dougan Falls at the end of the pavement.Dougan Falls is the final major waterfall along the Washougal River (not counting 8-foot tall Salmon Falls). The falls occur where the river widens to over 100 feet and crashes 19 feet sideways into a narrow trough. The falls are easily seen from multiple roadside vistas. Below the falls is a deep blue pool, ideal for swimming on a hot summer day. Picnic tables and pit toilets are provided in the day use area on the far side of the bridge. Good place to bring the kids for a day outing. If you are lucky, and come at the right time of the year, you may see kayakers running the falls.

Other Names




IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Number of Drops


Average Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

520 cfs (7 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

85 cfs (5 months)


77 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream

Washougal River Washougal River