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White River Falls State Park

Sherars Bridge Highway, Wasco, OR
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A very beautiful falls.

I always love coming here. It's a little difficult to find but it's a short hike down to an old... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harold M
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Gresham, Oregon
Beautiful Falls Where You Least Expect It

If you ever find yourself on Highway 197 driving south from The Dalles, White River Falls State... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
bruswen
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Eugene, Oregon
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“steep trail” (4 reviews)
“green grass” (2 reviews)
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Sherars Bridge Highway, Wasco, OR
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always love coming here. It's a little difficult to find but it's a short hike down to an old historic hydroelectric power plant. It's very steep in places so you need to be careful walking. You can also walk a little father past the...More

Thank Harold M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you ever find yourself on Highway 197 driving south from The Dalles, White River Falls State Park is just a short detour off the highway and well worth a stop. This is a scenic waterfall, an interesting historical site, and a pleasant, short, but...More

Thank bruswen
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The falls are cool and all but the remains of the power house at the bottom of the falls is as cool and weird as it can get. The trail leading down to this wreck is not too bad, but it is a steep descent...More

1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Take time to walk the trail down to the river if you are up for this....do watch for rattlers & poison oak but this is really the way to see the Falls fully. This place is well loved by locals & is a fun place...More

2  Thank OregonTrails
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great little state park where you can picnic, take a short hike, or just view the falls. A lot closer to Tygh Valley than Wasco, only about 5 miles. Closed a lot during the winter and have found gate locked when it should be open.

1  Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have visited several times over several years on car club runs, and on the Harley. A great picnic stop with lucious green grass, rest stop facilities, tables, and a view of the falls. There is a fence to remind you of the hazard of...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The trail is short, but steep, and the combination of sharp rocks and loose sand could make it challenging for novices or kids 6 and younger. The falls and old buildings are lovely, and there is great spot to wade in the river at the...More

1  Thank DramaRatQueen
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We drove out here from Bend, OR on a whim. It is a beautiful drive. It is tucked away off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. The falls are amazing, the water is clear, and the old power station is fascinating. The hike...More

1  Thank KariSueBend_Oregon
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Joy and I have been here several times over the years, stopping for a visit before or after a rafting trip in nearby Maupin. The waterfall and river makes a nice contrast to the dry hills surrounding the small park. We play with our cameras,...More

1  Thank rickh57
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This SP is a long way from anything. It is worth a stop if you are already in the area, but I don't think I would make the drive all the way out to this park otherwise (with the possible exception in early spring when...More

4  Thank JunaOR
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xlt69
Is it open year round
20 January 2015|
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Response from motraveler50 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in July, but if the snow is not too deep, I would think that it would be open year around. They do not charge, so you just drive to it, and I don't remember seeing a gate.
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