Haw Creek Falls

Haw Creek Falls

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Right off the road and being six foot tall and about 40 foot wide after a good rain makes this a great place to stop if you are in the area. This waterfall is not really a hike as its right off the road and can be a bit crowded at times.

Nestled in a secluded part of the Ozark National Forest, Haw Creek Falls is a nice spot situated alongside a stream in the Ozarks. It’s a popular stop for hikers, backpackers, and regular campers alike, as its right on the OHT offering nine primitive sites for camping. While there are no hookups, the campground does have space for travel trailers. Each site typically provides a table and grill, and there’s a vault toilet available for campers’ convenience.

Due to its location close to Haw Creek and the need to cross the creek via a low water bridge to reach the campground, it might be closed during the rainy season.

Being a major point along the Ozark Highlands Trail, Haw Creek Falls provides easy access to this famous trail. You’ll find it at mile marker 104, just 1.5 miles from the Big Piney Trailhead.

If you stay for a couple days and you’re up for a short hike or bushwalk (depending on time of year) from the campground, you can also explore Pack Rat Falls or visit Pam’s Grotto Falls, which can be found across Hwy 123 from Haw Creek Falls.

I would Rate this a 4.5

Hike distance

.2 mile

Distance jasper

40 miles, 51 minutes



Elevation Change




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