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Address: 18330 Northwest Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231
Phone Number: +1 503 872 5268; +1 503 621 3488
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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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Foot Traffic Flat Marathon

Great place - would have loved to take children there or done some produce shopping. Minutes north of Portland - Sauvie Island is a different world. Farms, corn maizes, barns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Murrieta, California, United States

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Murrieta, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great place - would have loved to take children there or done some produce shopping. Minutes north of Portland - Sauvie Island is a different world. Farms, corn maizes, barns animals and pumpkin patches. I went for a marathon and was calmed by the tranquility. Foot Traffic did a great job with the July 4 races (marathon, half marathon, 8k... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

make sure you check when the trails are open. They close Oct thru May for hunting so be sure to check that they are open. I often take people out there birding for the many habitats on the island from lakes to open meadows to forested sites.

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whether watching the varied wildlife flying, swimming and walking in the refuge, fishing where available (with proper license) or visiting one of two of the Portland area's nude beaches, there is a lot to do here. You will need a parking pass (day, year or special free pass [Pioneer] for long-term Oregon residents) to park anywhere on the northern part... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We decided to pick berries on Sauvie Island after passing it by so many times. Wow! We had no idea how big this island was! We took a lovely drive around and found farms, lavendar, berries, beaches and had quite a nice day of it! There are no gas stations on the island so be sure to fill up before... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Sauvie Island is a must see in the Portland especially if you like the outdoors and wildlife. Wildlife was mainly limited to a few birds over the 2 days visiting the island. More are definitely seen on the sunnier days as we found out. Coon Point and a viewing tower on the east side of the island are the easiest... More 

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aegais
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 18330 Northwest Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231
Phone Number: +1 503 872 5268; +1 503 621 3488
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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