Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon, and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson. Visitors enjoy fishing, camping, boating and hiking in the summer, hunting in the fall, and skiing and other snow sports in the winter.
Activities at Molalla River State Park include picnicking, boating, fishing, and wildlife watching. Walking trails meander along the Willamette, through the park's different habitats.
M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp is a convenient public boat launch on the Columbia River, minutes from downtown Portland. Recently upgraded amenities include a debris deflection wall, extra launch lanes, boarding docks, restrooms, river maps and a river patrol office.
Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, McIver State Park is only 45 minutes from Portland. Within this little-known gem, you can spend a day or a week exploring the river, forest and fields.
Memorial Park is Wilsonville’s oldest and largest park. The park contains both active and passive use areas, and includes significant natural areas with an extensive trail system. Boeckman Creek bisects the park. Memorial Park also has ½ mile of Willamette River frontage with views from the trail system. The site contains all of the formal athletic fields owned by the City, which are heavily used by local leagues.
Meldrum Bar Park is a regional facility used year round by fishermen and boaters and receives heavy use during the spring, summer and fall by organized baseball, softball and soccer leagues.
Situated along the Columbia River, Marine Park offers walking trails, play equipment, picnic shelters for large groups, and a boat launch.
Maddox Woods has unpaved trails through wooded areas along a beautiful stretch of the Willamette River — perfect for a picnic.
Volunteers have been pitching in to reclaim the woods and the adjacent Burnside Park from English Ivy and other non-native invasive plants. You can volunteer to help save the beautiful trees, native plants, and animals in our wonderful nature parks.
This is the county's oldest regional park, established in the 1930s. This park features 154 rustic acres of forest and meadows bordering the East Fork of the Lewis River, with a 3-mile trail system meandering throughout the park.
Located at the western gateway of the Columbia River Gorge, Lewis & Clark State Park appropriately honors its legendary namesakes who camped and explored here in November, 1805. The park is situated near the mouth of the Sandy River where it spills into the mighty Columbia River and at one of the entrances to the Historic Columbia River Highway. A flat, grassy, tree-dotted park invites blankets and sun-lovers to come spend a leisurely day. One of the most popular swimming spots on the Sandy River is adjacent to the park, as well as a public boat launch.