Deep Creek Waterfall

I don’t know if he still makes custom boots and saddles, but his sign let me know we were on our way to Deep Creek.  I should of stopped, I like custom boots!!


This is Chris Barr’s Cabin

The sign by the road said:

Cabin was found in house when house was torn down in 1962

Refurbished by Zendale Senior Citizens 1992




Deep Creek Waterfall is located at Pillsbury Crossing along Deep Creek.  Named for J.H Pillsbury who settled here in 1855.  A low water crossing, a drive of 100′ through a few inches of water.  It is impassable during high water.  The 59 acres were donated to Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks in 1967, it is one of the most scenic areas of the Northern Flint Hills.

Pillsbury Crossing at Deep Creek


Deep Creek Waterfall, yes you are in Kansas!!  And yes there were SNAKES!!  Okay, I only saw ONE, but I had to look at it more than once to make sure it was still there so that counts for SNAKES.  I took a picture of it, but I was SO far away,  running the other direction with Wylie in one arm and trying to take the photo.  It was just a blur.



Up on the bank on the north side of the falls, a great view of the crossing and falls.  There is a short hiking trail, good fishing and during normal flow you can canoe or kayak, no swimming.  Camping only by special permit.



7 thoughts on “Deep Creek Waterfall

    1. Debra Farmer Post author

      The little one room cabin was sitting in the most remote isolated place (at one time). What a surprise it must of been when they were tearing the old house down to find the little cabin. I wished I had a picture of the house!!! Everyone thinks Kansas is just a flat spot between Missouri and Colorado. It’s NOT!!
      Thanks so much for following my adventures! I will be visiting yours soon!!!! You have such a great site!

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      1. Jessica Adam

        I would have loved to see one house inside of another! Talk about preserving history! I bet it was remote many moons ago. There are a lot of old homesteads like that around in this area. About a mile from here there is the most beautiful rock fireplace just off the gravel road. But, that’s it. There’s no house or anything. I’d love to know the history on it.

        We used to travel through Kansas to Colorado and I remember Kansas being pretty hilly and very colorful. Any place that’s full of sunflowers has my vote. 🙂

        You are welcome. I love your pictures and you are a wonderful tour guide! Thanks for saying I have a great site. That’s very kind. PS I’m glad you only saw one snake! Ha!


    1. Debra Farmer Post author

      Pillsbury Crossing was so beautiful. We will have to add that to our “go to list”! We won’t give up on Chase County! What did we expect Kansas in August – waterfall?


    1. Debra Farmer Post author

      Miriam, the crossing was so pretty and peaceful (except for the snake). I loved the sound of the water and so many different birds that I don’t normally hear on the prairie.



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