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White River Falls State Park

Sherars Bridge Highway, Wasco, OR
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Beautiful Waterfall

We had not been here in over 10 years, and while it has definitely been discovered by a lot more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JP_y_LP
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Portland, Oregon
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What the heck

This park is 5 miles off the main road. If you get there before 7:00 am the gate is locked why... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Darel M
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Vancouver, Washington
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Sherars Bridge Highway, Wasco, OR
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"steep trail"
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"electric plant"
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"smaller waterfall"
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"worth a stop"
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"short hike"
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"power house"
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"hydro"
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"trial"
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"maupin"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been here in over 10 years, and while it has definitely been discovered by a lot more people, it’s beauty remains. This is a short easy hike down to the bottom and there are several photo opportunities along the way. The old...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is 5 miles off the main road. If you get there before 7:00 am the gate is locked why don't they post the hours on the sign on the highway. Anyway it said day use. Guess what sunrise was 5:30 so if the...More

Thank Darel M
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Drove from Portland into the beautiful Columbia River Gorge down to the Dalles, then turned south towards Dufur and the Tygh Valley. Once I passed the Lama farm called Imperial Yarn I took a left turn towards White River Falls. The day area is closed,...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This is only a 2 hour drive from where we live in WA so we decided to check it out recently. We're so glad that we did. The falls were beautiful, they definitely exceeded our expectations. We had the park to ourselves. It was very...More

Thank Jade M
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem is a must see 👌bring a lunch and unplug as you take in these amazing waterfalls and gorgeous pools! This is truly an incredible engineering accomplishment worth a short walk along the trial & the camp host is a bonus 👍

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The mosquitos were so incredibly bad that after we ventured 20 feet from the car we had to run back. I was bitten all over my legs n face. THE WORST I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. Now a one star is not aimed...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

What a terrific place to visit. The falls are simply amazing. A little steep in places down the trail, but well worth any effort to see these falls. There are places at the bottom to explore and get right up close to cascades and rapids....More

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I and our two pups drove from Maupin (with sandwiches from the Maupin Market) for a trip to the Falls. The Park is very clean and has picnic tables in shaded areas for relaxing on hot days. The Falls are impressive and...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

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
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Reviewed 2 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

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xlt69
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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