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White River Falls State Park

Sherars Bridge Highway, Wasco, OR
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Historic & spectacular day trip

Hidden gem is a must see 👌bring a lunch and unplug as you take in these amazing waterfalls and... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Margaret M
via mobile
Mosquito central

The mosquitos were so incredibly bad that after we ventured 20 feet from the car we had to run... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Portland, Oregon, United States
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“steep trail” (4 reviews)
“power station” (2 reviews)
“green grass” (2 reviews)
Sherars Bridge Highway, Wasco, OR
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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
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

Thank DarenB68
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
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

Thank Bumper2
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
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

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 18 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
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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.