Bull Run Watershed Tour (departs from N Portland)
Water Bureau tours offer the unique chance to see firsthand how Portland's drinking water travels from forest to faucet.
During the tour, a professional natural resources educator leads participants through the Bull Run Watershed, discussing Portland's drinking water sources and system. All information is intended for a general audience.
Here's a typical itinerary. Most tours are about eight hours long.
-Stop at the Columbia South Shore Well Field, Portland's groundwater source
-Arrive in Bull Run. One-mile (round-trip) hike to the Bull Run River
-Lunch at Bull Run Lake
-Tour of 1929 dam and drive-by tour of 1962 dam
-Stop at the Bull Run River downstream of the drinking water intake
Here are some essentials to be aware of:
-The tour area is remote. Water Bureau staff carry emergency radios and are trained in first aid; however, cell phones do not work and emergency care can be more than an hour away.
-Restrooms can be up to 2-3 hours apart. Please contact us if limited restroom availability presents a challenge for you.
-Smoking/vaping/e-cigarettes are not allowed.
Thank you for your interest in Portland's drinking water.
No refunds will be available for this tour.
Bull Run Watershed and Columbia South Shore Well Field (View)
North Portland (you'll receive the exact location after you register)
Portland, OR 97217
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