The White River as it flows over the White River Falls in Oregon's White River Falls State Park. The White River originates on Mount Hood about 40 miles upstream of White River Falls. It gathers water from smaller tributaries along the way as it flows toward its confluence with the Deschutes River, and becomes a fairly substantial river by the time it reaches White River Falls. The result is a rather spectacular 75-foot waterfall that can stretch to as much as 250 feet in width.
Thought there would be only one waterfall at White Falls State Park, but found there are actually three falls! After viewing the spectacular White River Falls and Celestial Falls, if you hike downstream on the trail along the river for about a quarter mile from the parking area, you'll find Lower White River Falls. This plunge-style waterfall drops about 15 feet into a large bowl. There certainly are some lovely waterfalls at this park!
McKay Crossing Falls, just outside the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in the Deschutes National Forest, is one of several small waterfalls along Paulina Creek in Central Oregon. Water flow over the falls seems low for early May 2015, probably due to Central Oregon's mild winter and less than normal snow melt.