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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

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Address: 18330 Northwest Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231
Phone Number: +1 503 872 5268; +1 503 621 3488
Description: 12,000 acres of land on the island have been preserved as the Sauvie...
12,000 acres of land on the island have been preserved as the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. Managed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the wildlife area is a premier hiking, birdwatching, hunting, and fishing location.
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Nice place for a break

This is a very scenic place. I went in at the end of FEB with my family. I had memories of going there as a kid and wanted to visit. A few things to note. There are limited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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aegais
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a very scenic place. I went in at the end of FEB with my family. I had memories of going there as a kid and wanted to visit. A few things to note. There are limited resources in the Fall and winter as well as hunting season. There is a clothing optional section of the beach. Parking is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited a pumpkin patch and had a great day. It was still early so we decided to explore the island. Being flat, it held some nice surprises with open spaces and interesting walking and driving places. I want to go back and explore more fully.

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Scappoose, OR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Absolutely beautiful drive around the island. If you can, visit on a weekday. During the summer, the roads are crammed with hoards of bicycles and a few walkers. During the week it is calm and very pleasant. Take your camera along. And be sure you get a parking permit if you plan to stop and wander! (And if you can,... More 

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Holland, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Beautiful wildlife sanctuary. We saw water birds. But were limited access due to breeding season when they do not want wildlife to feel threatened. Also visited farm where produce was exceptional in sizes and flavor. Pumpkin season was filled with corn maze, hayrides and pumpkin picking. Gift shop. And a line of canned veggies, jams and spreads added to the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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52 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Beautiful views lots of areas to see local critters, and some decent beaches along the river. What more do you need? There is a popular clothing optional area and is also a family friendly beach. Pack out what you pack in. Lots of parking and yet it still fills up quickly. A nice place to spend the day.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is always like going into the country when you go to Sauvie Island, even though it is part of Portland. Visited wildlife area, went to the beach, had fun with family.

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Bellingham, Washington
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70 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It is nice for a day trip and bird watching but the areas are actually just "OK" in my opinion.I have actually seen better birding areas in the Northwest.The parking is a bit of a hassle on a busy day and they are pretty diligent on their parking passes beware.Just porta potties are in mos locations that you may want... More 

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220 reviews 220 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a bit of an urban oasis. In fact it's not quite urban but it's a short bike ride or drive north of downtown (about 10 miles). The island appears pretty nondescript but it offers some okay beaches and great roads for cycling. some farmers markets are there but it lacks a nice general store. The one that's there... More 

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Tracy, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

There are many such sites around the west as Sauvie Island. The Sacramento River Delta comes to mind. Maybe we were expecting more, but there are a few farms to visit and you have to get a permit even to park and go look at the river. The signs in the wildlife area are amusing in the long list things... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

There are so many beautiful things to see/do/experience on this island that it would be silly trying to condense it in few words. I used to go there initially just to bike around and pick blackberries... of course there is much more. If you have a car, you need to have a permit unless you just go to a farm.... More 

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