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Address: Wheatland Road, Gervais, OR 97026
Phone Number: 503-588-7979
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Brief fun

Heck, How often do you get to ride a ferry these days? Its only $2 for a car and the wait is minimal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
William D
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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201 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Heck, How often do you get to ride a ferry these days? Its only $2 for a car and the wait is minimal.

Thank William D
Keizer, Oregon
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176 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I live in Keizer and whenever I'm going to McMinnville, Lafayette, etc. I take the ferry. I'm normally on my Triumph Motorcycle so it is just $1 for the trip but in the car it is $2. You can go the Marion County Website and search for Wheatland and you'll see the ferry hours and status. You can even signup... More 

Thank TriumphTim
Salem, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I have been traveling across the ferry for years to spend time on the gravel bar side of the river. Recently we decided to make a trip out there and had the unfortunate experience of having our car break down on the ferry. Both of the employees were unbelievably rude to us and made an already stressful... More 

1 Thank Tabs A
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227 reviews
101 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It only cost 2 dollars to use the fairy ,free if you just want to walk on and ride across, this is very close to Mission State park so be sure to include this in you Mission Park activities.

Thank simpleyme
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327 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were in the countryside leaving McMinnville and heading to Woodburn outlets when suddenly the GPS said "take the ferry". After first seconds of panic we saw it was a light ferry enabling you to cross the river for a very moderate fee of 2 Bucks. It was very fun to cross the river with the car. Do not hesitate... More 

1 Thank Nathalie P
Vancouver, Canada
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504 reviews
189 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Such a nice little ferry ride for only $2 a car or walk on is free. Also made in convenient for us to cut from Lincoln City to the I-5 without having to go though Salem. Only fits 9 or 10 vehicles but is fast and runs on demand so doesn't take long to get across.

2 Thank Linda S
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Yes, this is just a ferry for cars, bicyclists and walkers, however, it is so fun for kids. If you are looking for a little adventure, I would recommend taking the ferry. Good views and only a few dollars, it is well worth the time and small kids get so excited it makes it a little magical for everyone.

3 Thank Ashleysarah1
Denver, Colorado
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93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Going from Salem, OR to McMinnville, OR we came up on this Ferry ... What a great treat! It's a short ride but I've never been on a ferry, and we loved it. The employees are friendly and the view is gorgeous. Def. do this. Only $2.00 for the car. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and closes at 9:45 P.M.

1 Thank CBussey64
McMinnville, Oregon
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110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The short ride on the Wheatland Ferry is a nice break from the hustle, a quick way to avoid traffic and fun for the kids. The ferry is small but the area is charming. We love parking on the west side and riding the ferry for free over to the Willamette Mission side to go for short hikes or go... More 

2 Thank JeayPay
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This ferry is a tremendous asset to those of us living on the Keizer side of the river. If it wasn't for the ferry we would have to drive into Salem and cross the bridge before continuing with our journey. So it saves us a lot of gas and makes for a quicker journey--unless there are several trucks ahead of... More 

1 Thank BritLadyKeizer

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