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Address: Highway 99E and Interstate 205, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: 503 275 8355
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WillametteFalls, Oregon City, OT

During the summer, when the Willamette River is low, the falls can be so-so. But now, in December, with the rain we have, the falls are gorgeous. Water flow is spectacular!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
David B
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Oregon City, Oregon

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West Linn, Oregon
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing & beautiful! On a sunny day this is the place to take a minute to breathe. Read the history boards to understand the importance of this beautiful natural wonder & the history that surround it. When we have out of town company, I always stop here.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must see spot overlooking the beautiful Willamette River. In. Rainy season it is a viewers delight. In A dry season, this spot can be a visual nightmare. But in general every visitor in the area gets taken here for a quick look see. Once in awhile you can even see osprey flying around.

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Thank Irenemerm
Hillsboro, Oregon
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149 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The falls might be more interesting in the summer when there is more of a drop. Even with that, this area is not scenic at all as it is surrounded by old, run down industrial buildings. The viewpoint off 99E is hard to get to and has limited view. The one plus is that the historical signs offer a bit... More 

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Thank Clark A
Oregon City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

During the summer, when the Willamette River is low, the falls can be so-so. But now, in December, with the rain we have, the falls are gorgeous. Water flow is spectacular!

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Thank David B
Driftwood, Texas
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Much of the history of Oregon City can be learned here from signage at the overlook. We caught the falls area after weeks of record rainfall.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I love the sounds of the falls as well as the accommodations to be able to stop and look at them. There is a stop along side 99E so we can enjoy the beauty.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Parking is available when you arrive southbound on Highway 99. Northbound you can't do a U-turn so you are out of luck. Its nice to just view the falls and if water is high due to recent rains, it looks pretty cool. But it has seemed still at other times when water is down. NOTHING like Niagra Falls of course,... More 

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Thank Mickey_from_PDX
Oregon City, Oregon
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

When the snow melts, this falls looks great. Nice public viewpoint. Very scenic. Cross the street and you can visit the local museum

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

We were driving along the highway above the river and there is a scenic view stop to see the Willamette Falls. The view is good and the falls are pretty. I think you need to be closer to the falls to really appreciate it.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The fall, dam and the distressed mills/structures looks spectacular. Unfortunately from the overlook it is still quite far and couldnt really feel how powerful it is all the way up there. I went there on a monday, drove there from portland(25 minutes each way) and really felt it wasnt worth the drive. They can really improve this by making it... More 

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