Nature Is Reclaiming This One Abandoned Oregon Spot And It’s Actually Amazing

This abandoned mill in Oregon is truly a sight to behold. Located in Vernonia, this fascinating ruin was once a part of the Oregon-American Lumber Company, up until 1957 when it was closed. However, the concrete foundation of the old mill’s enormous fuel bunker still remains; nowadays the floor is carpeted in fallen leaves, moss inches over the graffitied walls, and the only ceiling is the sky above. Over the years trees have also grown here, slowly stretching out their limbs as nature patiently reclaims this unique, historic place.

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Thanks to Chris Whitlow for capturing this amazing video. Check out more of his work on his Vimeo channel.

You can check out the mill for yourself by visiting Vernonia Lake Park, where you’ll find numerous interesting ruins that you can learn about at the nearby Columbia County Historical Society Museum.

Want to find out about some more awesome abandoned places in Oregon? Check out this list of 12 Unbelievable Ruins In Oregon That Will Transport You To The Past.