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Willamette Falls

Address: Highway 99E and Interstate 205, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: 503 275 8355
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Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Oregon City
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks

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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live near the Willamette Falls so it is a natural wonder that I often take for granted. The waterfall is located on the Willamette River in Oregon City. There is a viewing area in Oregon City and another viewing area across the river just past the 10th Street Exit in West Linn (heading I-205 N). Willamette Falls is the... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This wonderful waterfall is partially obscured by the industrial installations all around it. It is a great part of Oregon history dating back to the Oregon Trail days. It is a spot for the annual eel harvest that is a community event in Oregon City. It looks like the local municipalities may make the falls more visible to the public.... More 

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Canandaigua
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

By visiting, you can see the past and present, and imagine what the future might bring to the area. What will strike you first is not the falls. It's the industrial feel of the site, from locks to paper mills (one closed and decrepit, the other decrepit), to run down power plant, to spillways, to debris boom, etc. It seems... More 

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oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not just the beauty but the history behind these falls are worth studying up on. Get a great view from the newly refurbished Oregon City / West Linn Bridge

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're in the area, its a must see. When the flood gates are open you can hear and see the water rumble over the falls, great view from the viewpoint and while your there, hit the Scottish Pub across the street. Its awesome.

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Seattle, Washington, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Walk along the bluff from the Oregon City Elevator to get a decent view, which is somewhat obscured by the mills, locks , and powerplant, all part of Oregon City's interesting history. You can also get a look at the falls as you cross the bridge between Oregon City and West Linn. Originally created by Coyote as a fishing trap... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

When they finally get rid of the old paper mill, this site will be amazing! It is a great, historic horseshoe falls that will be the gem in the new waterfront city center. Don't screw it up Oregon City! There is an excellent viewpoint just South on 99.

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Langley, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Such a beautiful area with a stunning view. The falls are so powerful and they really are worth seeing

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Oregon Coast
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817 reviews 817 reviews
293 attraction reviews
2,127 helpful votes 2,127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Don't confuse these falls with the really tall ones cascading down the mountainside in the Gorge east of Portland! There is a place to park right on Hwy 99E, at 2nd Street. If there aren't many cars there, there is room for an RV. You look across to see the short U-shaped waterfall. It's not very tall, maybe 30 or... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It seems a bit silly to write a review of something we residents take for granted, but really this horseshoe shaped falls is the reason Oregon City is here. The native tribes used to use it for a fishing spot (and still do), the steam boats would travel up stream to here from Portland, and the water power was used... More 

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