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Willamette Falls, Oregon City

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The Willamette Falls is a natural waterfall on the Willamette River between Oregon City and West Linn, Oregon, in the United States. It is the largest waterfall in the Northwestern United States by volume, and the seventeenth widest in the world. Horseshoe in shape, it is 1,500 feet (460 m) wide and 40 feet (12 m) high with a flow of 30,849 cu ft/s (874 m³/s), located 26 miles (42 km) upriver from the Willamette's mouth.

Until 2011 a canal and set of locks allowed vessels to pass into the main Willamette Valley. Those locks are now closed.
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  • This is a very underutilized and under developed area of the Willamette. There’s an old mill right by the falls that’s a total eyesore and should’ve been torn down a long time ago. The city decided... 
    This is a very underutilized and under developed area of the Willamette. There’s an old mill right by the falls that’s a total eyesore and should’ve been torn down a long time ago. The city decided...  more »
  • Maybe it is that you are distanced from the falls or the falls are located in a decrepit industrial location, but it is really not all that impressive 
    Maybe it is that you are distanced from the falls or the falls are located in a decrepit industrial location, but it is really not all that impressive  more »
  • Very disappointing. There is no good place to see the falls without kayaking. There is no view of the falls from the highway scenic turnout across the river from the town in July when all the trees... 
    Very disappointing. There is no good place to see the falls without kayaking. There is no view of the falls from the highway scenic turnout across the river from the town in July when all the trees...  more »
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  • Canoeing up to the falls is truly amazing! So easy to Falls back into time. Stunning and beautiful
  • You must be a surprising place only nature can perform these wonders. 05/19/2019
  • Great view of the falls and a historic site 👍🏻
  • Kayaking to the falls at sunset was breathtaking. There is an old paper mill right next to it which is kinda creepy cool. Highly recommend kayaking as close as you can (the falls are so powerful you can’t get crazy close- but if you hover near the edge, you can get a pretty good view)
  • Willamette Falls is the 2nd largest waterfall in the country (by volume) averaging 30,849 cfs. Beautiful at high water, or low. A staple attraction of our area!

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