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Address: Highway 99E and Interstate 205, Oregon City, OR 97045
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Enjoyed the scenic panorama without the crowds. Amazing to see such a wide waterfall. Usually looking for the tall ones.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Garry Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the scenic panorama without the crowds. Amazing to see such a wide waterfall. Usually looking for the tall ones.

Thank Garry Z
Oregon City, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some day the falls will be a 5 and beautiful. But because of bureaucrats in Oregon City its surrounded by eyesores, trash and condemned buildings that should have been torn down 6 years ago but have not. It is the 7th widest waterfall in the world at 1500 feet. If you catch it on a good day its beautiful. most... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of the evolution of this area and the hydroelectric plants for the mill is on exhibit in the Clackamas county museum. So fascinating to stand and look down and be able to feel the power generated by the swirling water.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Just amazing to see, the Willamette River Falls over giant rocks spread all the way across the river and at the bottom 100 years ago, they built a mill, used the water to power it. At this site across the river they also built locks to raise boats up to the top level of the river. If you come to... More 

Thank scottmcconn
Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Not much to do other than look. Easy pull off and view. Best time is when the river is high and a lot of water is flowing. Pull off on I205 North for a East view and Hwy 99E for a West view.

Thank johngM6161PP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The Willamette Falls has so much significant here in Oregon City. It is the 2nd highest volume in the US. The changing season and the respective volume are always an attraction. The bridge, the observation point, and the path under the bridge are great ways to view.

Thank Judy5458
Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Make sure you see it from Oregon City side by stillmans pub on 99E. I think the only other falls that spills more water is Niagara Falls. It's really speculation in the spring when the water is high

Thank Shirley B
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Willamette Falls is a horse-shoe shaped falls located near the southern entrance to Oregon City. It is about 1,500 feet wide and 40 feet high. And goes way back in Oregon history. Indians fished here. Lewis & Clark mentioned it. And Industry built up around it. You can view it from several viewpoints but you can't actually get right up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We love visiting waterfalls in the PNW. This is an easy to find waterfall-just take the elevator to the top and walk about 1/2 a mile. You can only see the top of the waterfall-there is no view point to see the falls "face to face". But still very cool!

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Beautiful place to visit at any time of the year! It changes all the time. We stop often and love to just stand and watch the falls.

Thank T F

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