Panther Creek Falls - Saechao Photography

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.


John Muir 


Parking Pass/Entry Fee: None


My pictures does not do justice for this water fall, there is more to what meets the eyes.   By far a favorite water fall, relatively easy to get to. 

The directions from Google  and Yahoo maps will not take you to the parking lot.  I missed the parking, had to turn back.  I finally asked people for directions.  I hope some day someone has the time and energy to put up signs. 



Driving Directions


From Carson, head north on Wind River Road.

Turn right on Forest Road 65 toward Panther Creek campground.

Follow Forest Road 65 for about 8 miles.

There will be a gravel turnout for parking on the right. There is no sign for the trail, just spray paint on the road.


It is tricky finding this place.  

On highway SR14, you'll want to turn left onto Carson, WA.  5 miles from Carson there should be a sign, Take a Right onto Old State Road. Immediate Left onto Panther Creek Trails (AKA NF-65).   Roughly another  8 miles, there is a small man made parking lot to the right.  You will likely miss this parking lot.  If you feel as if you are loss, stay idle and wave the next car for directions. 

There are no signs to the trail, there is a painted sign on the street/road.  You won't see it unless you walk pass it. 

If there is one thing I ask of you when you seek water falls and see these majestic places is that you have some RESPECT.   Canon said it best " Capture mother Nature as you see it"  Don't leave trash behind nor ruin anything, only leave footprints.

I will provide better directions next time I go there.   I will have my DSLR with me and take pictures. of the roads, and parking area. 

If you are out seeking water falls, bring your good side, generally folks out seeking water falls have been great folks, be courteous.  Leave mother nature as you see it, Leave only footprints and nothing else.