This giant black cottonwood stands near the site of the Willamette Mission established by Reverend Jason Lee in 1834. At the time, the mission and tree were located on the banks of the Willamette River. The great flood in 1861 changed the river course to its present channel leaving what is now Mission Lake. The Willamette Mission Cottonwood is the largest of its kind in Oregon and the nation.
Located in Willamette Mission State Park