Sauvie Island Boat Ramp enables boaters to enjoy the quiet waters and wildlife of the Multnomah Channel.
The Sandy Swimming Hole has been a popular warm weather spot for both swimmers and kayakers for decades. The large sunny deck accommodates picnics with views of the Washougal River. Restrooms are available for visitor convenience. Visitors flock to this park during sultry summer days, congesting parking along Shepherd Road.
The Sandy River Park is an undeveloped passive use park that abuts Cedar Creek and the Sandy River. Hike to the Sandy River on a 1-mile stretch of old logging road/trail. In the fall salmon can be seen swimming up Cedar Creek to spawn.
Within quick driving distance of Troutdale, Gresham and Portland, this is a dog walker's paradise. Great views, an extensive trail system, a huge dog off-leash area, a bird blind and easy mountain biking make this site a quick retreat from the city.
This urban greenway runs along Salmon Creek between Lake River and in Felida and Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond in Hazel Dell. It includes bottomlands, wetlands and forested hillsides on both sides of Salmon Creek and the north end of Cougar Creek. Despite the urban setting, the greenway is extensively used by local wildlife, including migratory waterfowl and other birds, deer, coyotes, rabbits, opossums, raccoons and beavers. A 3-mile-long multi-use trail extends through a portion of the greenway between NW 36th Avenue in Felida and Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond.
Ross Island is part of the Holgate Channel and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge complex. The complex makes up a significant regional fish and wildlife habitat and is one of the most scenic reaches of the lower Willamette River. It has been designated an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society of Portland because of it use by both migratory and resident birds. There is a bald eagle nest on the City’s parcel and a small Great Blue Heron rookery on the island’s northern tip, property owned by the Port of Portland.
Providing three miles of river access, two 9-hole disc golf courses, picnic areas, swimming along the banks of the Columbia, and enjoyable paths through a lush native riverine landscape, this park is paradise to those who love life on the edge.