Historic Willamette Falls

If you been to Oregon City along the Willamette River, you may have noticed the old paper mill.   Adjacent to that structure is the Willamette Falls.  These falls are the largest by volume in the entire Pacific North West.

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Close up view of the center of the falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the history and the future of these beautiful falls, check out the Willamette Falls Legacy Project.

 

 

Next time you’re going to be near Oregon City, I encourage you to take some time to explore the area.  Located on McLoughlin Blvd  (Highway 99E).  You might even be greeted by a seagull while your there.

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Follow McLoughlin Blvd North towards Milwaukie and you will find Jon Storm park, a small park that offers another angle to view the falls.

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The entire area offers information about the history of the area – the area that is also known as the end of the Oregon trail.

Willamette-Falls-Locks

The oldest operational locks

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About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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