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Willamette Falls

Highway 99E and Interstate 205, Oregon City, OR 97045
503 275 8355
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Oregon City
Type: Waterfalls
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Oregon City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nothing in the way of interaction, exploration, or interpretation ... all you can do is pull over and observe. The old Blue Heron Paper Mill and the locks have changed the historical appearance of these falls and to some might be quite unattractive. Nevertheless, the Oregon Falls (not cascading, like those in the Gorge, but more like Niagara Falls, if... More

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Oregon City, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We did the end of season Jet boat ride up to the falls, an it was breathtaking! I love going down there all the time now

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Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The force and power that this waterfall exhibits is definitely a force to be reckoned with. This waterfall was the main food provider for the Indians who were first here and then the settlers who built there linen and then paper mill on the waterfall. It was very scenic and I enjoyed seeing it!

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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Of course the rivers of the northwest are known for their power and rugged grandeur but here, at a convenient turn-off, you can pullover and, from a relatively close distance and at a reasonable elevation, view the broad, powerful and beautiful Willamette Falls, an area still used by the Grande Rhonde tribe as a site from which to harvest eles.... More

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Oregon City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is why Oregon City is here, a place where pioneers could get around the falls. It is pretty when the water is high, nothing is there when it is low. It is worth visiting.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

These falls have been here forever. The Indians used to fish the falls with spears. Now during fishing season you see nothing but boats. It's well worth the stop.

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

a nice short view for a few minutes....breathtaking to see during the foliage season. Great to take your friends and family there. There has a great Scottish restaurant across the highway.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Honestly, I have been here many times, nothing really new or interesting about this place, passed by it many times.

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Crystal River, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went out of our way to see Willamette falls today. No water, nothing but a man made industrial mess.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nothing more amazing than the Willamette Falls in the winter or spring. During the winter when the river nears foold the Falls are a wonder of nature. In the spring you can watch the Native Americans climb the rocks on the falls to harvest eels.

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