The Willamette Valley and Wine Country Sights

Willamette Falls Locks

Published 01/25/2016

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The Willamette Falls are created where the Willamette River at Oregon City spills 40 feet over a basaltic ridge. The locks were built in the early 1870s to move river traffic around the falls. They are no longer operational and have been designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The locks are closed to public access but visitors can still admire the falls and the locks from a distance, with especially good views from West Bridge Park in West Linn.

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Mill St., West Linn, Oregon, 97068, United States



Published 01/25/2016


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