Johnson Creek Fish Ladder and Overlook – Portland OR


Although the majority of the New Deal era work completed on Johnson Creek addressed the stream’s annual flooding problems, the project brought some recreational benefits as well. WPA (Works Progress Administration) workers built a fish ladder in the channel and provided access to the stream for fishing. An overlook was built with local rock, which was quarried as part of the project.

Source notes

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office

Project originally submitted by Judith Kenny on December 5, 2014.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Location Info

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4100 SE Harney Street
Portland, OR

Coordinates: 45.4630731, -122.603494

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