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Willamette Falls Legacy Project Public Tours, June 2018

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Former Blue Heron Paper Mill Site / Willamette Falls

427 Main Street

Oregon City, OR 97045

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Apologies, the events on 6/1 and 6/2 are full at this time

We will traverse the privately owned former Blue Heron paper mill site and view Willamette Falls while discussing the area's history and its future as the site of the Willamette Falls Legacy project. This will be a walking tour of approximately 1 hour (1.5-1.75 miles) over paved, but often uneven and slippery surfaces.

All tour participants must be 18 years or older. This tour is rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes such as hiking or work boots. We will provide hard hats.

As this is a high-demand event with limited space, please be respectful of others and register only if you plan to attend. We ask that those who have previously toured the site allow others to have a chance to sign up first. Thank you for your understanding!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All tour participants must be 18 years or older.

What are my parking options?

Please use the parking lot behind 427 Main Street, Oregon City. You may park in the lot behind the building, which is accessible only off of Main St. The parking lot entry off of 99E will be locked. Please do not leave vehicles in the lot after the tour concludes.

What should I bring to the event?

  • Sturdy shoes are a requirement for the tour. We recommend work or hiking boots. Open-toe, sandal, high heeled or ballet flat style shoes will not be permitted.

  • Cameras for snapshots are welcome, but please do not bring tripods, selfie sticks or drones.

  • There is no running water on the site, so personal water bottles are recommended.

  • Please use the restroom before arriving – There are no facilities on the site.

  • No pets are allowed on the tour. Service animals are welcome.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your ticket (digital or printed) for check in.

Is the site ADA accessible?

The tour travels over uneven ground and some stairs, though adjustments to the route may be made to accommodate mobility devices. Please let us know if you will be using a mobility device or if you have any questions.

Anything else?

We do our best to keep these scheduled tours, but please be aware that there is always a small chance that tours may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Due to intermittent work on the PGE dam and unpredictable high flow events, access to affected portions of the site and close views of the Falls may not always be possible, and we apologize if these conditions arise during the timeframe of your visit.

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Former Blue Heron Paper Mill Site / Willamette Falls

427 Main Street

Oregon City, OR 97045

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