Moulton Falls Regional Park

View of river from a rocky bank under moss-covered overhanging trees. In the background is a lush evergreen forest and a high wooden arch bridge crossing the river.

Update 7/8: Due to pending contractor submittals, the Moulton Falls Regional Park closures are being delayed to the end of July.

Preservation and repair work on iconic bridge to close portions of Moulton Falls Regional Park July through September

Clark County Public Works, Parks and Lands is coordinating a project to repair and preserve the iconic wooden arch bridge at Moulton Falls Regional Park. The work, to be performed by a contractor, will include minor repairs to maintain the bridge’s structural integrity and refinishing the wood stain to protect the structure from weathering. 

To complete this work, the bridge, a section of trail and the upper parking lot at Moulton Falls Regional Park will be closed beginning July. These areas will remain closed for several months, until the project is completed. Currently, completion is anticipated in September, but the construction schedule is weather dependent and subject to change. Updates to the project will be posted on this webpage. Construction must be completed during the dry season, and was scheduled to keep the park accessible during the Independence Day holiday weekend and reopen for viewing of fall color and spawning salmon. 

While other areas of the park will remain open during construction, including the lower parking lot, trails to Big Tree Creek falls and the Hantwick trail (up to the bridge), parking will be extremely limited. Visitors are encouraged to have an alternative plan for their visit if no parking is available, as no parking is allowed on Lucia Falls Road. Parking on the road creates dangerous conditions for drivers and park users. Vehicles parked on the road or in the road right of way are subject to ticketing and towing. Alternatives include nearby Lucia Falls Regional Park (which does not have water access) and Lewisville Regional Park

This 387-acre park, at the confluence of the East Fork of the Lewis River and Big Tree Creek, features two waterfalls and an arch bridge more than three stories high.

The park sits on both sides of the river and is heavily forested.

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad excursion train also passes through the park.

Areas of interest include volcanic rock formations from early lava flows, historic Indian meeting grounds, a swing bridge on Big Tree Creek and access to the 7.5-mile Bells Mountain Trail.



Signs saying no jumping or diving from arch bridge.

Swimming is allowed at Moulton Falls Regional Park. However, there are no lifeguards on duty.

The river can have swift currents and water depths can vary. Park users swim at their own risk.

Parents are urged to be vigilant watching children near the water.

Please, no diving or jumping off of the arch bridge. People have been seriously injured jumping from the bridge, including one high-profile incident in summer 2018.

Additionally, in the spring local rivers are still running fast and cold. Swimming in cold water can:
-Cause you to involuntarily gasp and inhale water.
-Cause you to lose muscle control in your arms, legs, hands and feet.
Even the strongest swimmers can experience these effects of cold water. Wearing a life jacket greatly reduces these risks. If you choose to go into a natural body of water to cool off, wear a life jacket!
While swimming is allowed in most Clark County parks with water access, there are no lifeguards on duty and swimmers enter the water at their own risk. Parks on the Columbia River, namely Captain William Clark Regional Park at Cottonwood Beach and Frenchman's Bar Regional Park, are not safe for swimming because of strong currents and sudden drop-offs. More information, including how to swim safely, is at
Safer options include enjoying a sprinkler or dipping your feet in a wading pool.


7 am to dusk

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27781 NE Lucia Falls Road
Yacolt, WA
United States

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