Okay, Not Bad   Upper Meyers Falls

Location: Kettle Falls, Stevens County
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Height: ~15 ft.
Access:   car   dog  
Distance: n/a
Elevation: 1400 ft.
Season: Apr-Jul
Difficulty: easy
Form:  
Lat/Long:48.59468, -118.06095
Directions:In Kettle Falls, from Hwy 395, drive south on Juniper St. for 1.1 miles to the turnout on the right for Meyers Falls.   Click to view map of Upper Meyers Falls hike

Upper Meyers Falls is a small 15 ft. drop along the Colville River in the town of Kettle Falls. It is located immediately upstream from a hydro power facility at (lower) Meyers Falls.

We were extremely disappointed with the waterfalls here at Kettle Falls and vicinity. Not because Upper Meyers Falls is a crappy waterfall (it is a pretty nice one), but because the main attraction, Lower Meyers Falls, is now inaccessible due to the power facility, which has gated off all access to the lower (and much more impressive) falls. The power company created a nice little viewing area for the upper falls (which btw is only open during daylight hours). Why could they not do the same for the lower falls? or at least allow limited access to view the lower falls? The company at one time used to allow access to Lower Meyers Falls (Plumb has a picture of it in his book, "A Waterfall Lovers Guide to the Pacific Northwest"), but now it is impossible to see it. Very very upsetting.

On another note, you may be wondering about the town of Kettle Falls itself. Is there actually a "Kettle Falls"? Well, there used to be a waterfall here along the Columbia River. But it was obliterated when the Grand Coulee dam was constructed, which flooded the river and created Lake Roosevelt.

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Other waterfalls nearby:
Douglas Falls 8.67 miles
Lower Sherman Creek Falls 15.87 miles
Marble Creek Falls 17.06 miles
Upper Sherman Creek Falls 19.13 miles

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