White River Falls State Park

Tygh Valley + Lower Deschutes, Oregon

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  • White River Falls.- White River Falls State Park
  • White River Falls, otherwise known as Celestial Falls.- White River Falls State Park
  • Looking east down the White River canyon toward the confluence with the Deschutes River.- White River Falls State Park
  • White River Falls from above.- White River Falls State Park
  • White River Falls.- White River Falls State Park
  • - White River Falls State Park
  • Looking inside an old water transfer pipe.- White River Falls State Park
  • Celestial Falls.- White River Falls State Park
  • Looking down at the old powerstation.- White River Falls State Park
  • Abandoned powerstation.- White River Falls State Park
  • Abandoned powerstation.- White River Falls State Park
  • Abandoned powerstation.- White River Falls State Park
  • Abandoned powerstation.- White River Falls State Park
  • Good cliff jumping spot near the powerstation.- White River Falls State Park
  • Sandy beach near the powerstation.- White River Falls State Park
  • White River Falls from below.- White River Falls State Park
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Pros: 
Scenic waterfalls. Hike to the Deschutes. Historic powerstation.
Cons: 
Remote.
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Region:
Tygh Valley + Lower Deschutes, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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In spite of its designation, White River Falls State Park is a relatively unknown destination.  Located 35 miles south of The Dalles, the park is definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.  The falls consists of upper and lower portions that tumble over basalt walls and converge into one main chute totaling 90 feet.  At the base of the falls you'll find the ruins of a hydropower plant that supplied north central Oregon with electricity from 1910 to 1960.  The trail down to the building is a short, slightly uneven walk, and from the building another trail leads down river.  A small beach beside the building is a good spot for a swim or a picnic.

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