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Highway 99E and Interstate 205, 102 McLoughlin Blvd, Oregon City, OR 97045
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Have visited the falls many times and have come back with the same thought: get rid of the abandoned recycling plant that adorns the scenic space. The falls are small and you look over and down , not up. They often remember nd me of...More

Thank M N
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Second largest falls in the US. Lots of vantage points to get a good look. Especially impressive at flood stage. The closed paper mill, blue heron on the Oregon city side is proper as a park- if it happens it will be a great place...More

4  Thank fredSeattle_Wa
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

This was on our way to Salem Oregon, the fall or project was real interesting, you can see the wood/ fall and steels.

Thank stacy B
Reviewed May 3, 2018

What a nice spot for pictures. This spot is historical in so many ways -- generational trading spot for many Indigenous tribes, source of electricity for Portland and the surrunding area in the 1800s, and it provides passage of annual salmon spawning.

1  Thank ElizabethP999
Reviewed April 5, 2018

We took Hwy 205 going through Oregon City, in hopes to get a good view of the face of the falls. Took the turnout and parked. (You literally can't see it AT ALL if you just drive by and don't stop, at least on 205.)...More

Thank rienealwriter
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Enjoy sights and sounds watching animals in their natural habitat; like maybe jumping fish and flying birds. Be sure to Bring binoculars for best view,

Thank Randal S
Reviewed December 4, 2017

It's hard not to stare at this place and be incredulous at what some will call "progress." The hulking masses of rusting steel industrial buildings completely dwarf the falls, which have been heavily altered by the power plant and completely overshadowed by industry. One day,...More

1  Thank MouseDance
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Oregon City is a surprise. Beautiful downtown, murals and an odd elevator that takes you to the ridge overlooking the city and Willamette Falls. The Blue Heron Paper Co. is defunct and derelict; they totally controlled the Falls for decades. Now it's a crumbling ruin...More

Thank RushCubFan
Reviewed October 24, 2017

I was in Oregon recently and we stopped on Highway99E? I believe, at the viewing point to observe these falls. It is a good job I looked on Tripadviser to see them as there was so much greenery in between the wall and river blocking...More

1  Thank Sheena S
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

A friend & I took a boat about as close as anyone would dare to the falls. I know there are places up above that you can check them out as well. We we're here fishing and had great luck. There are a ton of...More

Thank Bryan K
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PepseaLey M
February 8, 2018|
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Response from margaretcov | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly walk the dogs on lease on the walk to see the falls but you will need to contact the Museum about the dogs. I see someone sent you the phone number. That should help.
October 24, 2017|
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Response from Bigdog0624 | Reviewed this property |
yes boat rides are available through Willamette jet boat. However I do not believe that they operate year-round. The weather in Oregon during November December January is usually rainy and about 45 to 50 degrees. Keep that... More
October 24, 2017|
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Response from Tim D | Reviewed this property |
Depending upon what part of Lake Oswego you are in it is between 6 and 8 Miles. There is a jet boat that leaves Portland and goes to the Falls which is a lot of fun. It may not run all year around so best to Google it and... More