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Willamette Mission State Park

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Address: Wheatland Rd., Salem, OR
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My boyfriend loves to fish here and I hold it as one of my favorite locations for shooting senior pictures. It is gorgeous and hardly ever packed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Logan H
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Salem, Oregon
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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151 reviews 151 reviews
70 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a fun park to visit for a picnic and for fishing in the Willamette river. This is the site of the oldest continuous run ferry across the Willamette river. You can take a short ride across the river for free as a pedestrian. Just remember that the ferry will only go across the river when there are cars... More 

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Salem, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There really is something for everyone here. The Wheatland Ferry is so close and free to take it as a walk on passenger or $2 to take it across in your car.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My boyfriend loves to fish here and I hold it as one of my favorite locations for shooting senior pictures. It is gorgeous and hardly ever packed.

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Salem, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We get a yearly state Park pass and visit many times during the year. There are miles of hiking, biking and horse riding paths close to Salem. It's located on the Willamette Rive and has great views of the river. You can see birds, eagles, squirrels and occasionally a deer. There are numerous picnicking tables and roofed group picnicking areas.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were there on a very hot day so didn't stay long and walk as much as we had planned. We walked down to the memorial to the old mission and had a picnic at one of the many tables in the park. Would like to go back and walk more of the trails.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Less than an hour south of Portland is this beautiful park located at the site of the first mission for Native Americans in the west in 1834. There is something for the entire family including hiking, picnicing, fishing, Frisbee golf, horse back riding trails and bike trails. The boat ramp for Mission Lake is part of the park facilities. You... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not much to see or really hike around the area. Flat land, I guess I was looking for a little more for a hike. Nice area to get away from city.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We spent Father's Day at the park with about 30 of our family members. We rented a covered area with sinks and electricity. We truly had a great time. Many, many paths and trails, ponds, streams, birds and other animals. You feel out in nature and the park is tastefully maintained. It is easy to spend the entire day exploring... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Not amazing in the way of history, but a great place to walk the dog, run or ride bikes. Lots of horse trails and camp, tent camping and bike camp as well. Right on the Willamette River, but not great access. Best access is on the north end of the park. Wheatland ferry, day use area and boat ramp are... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I love to ride our bikes in this park. Lots of biking trails and we love the scenery. We also have kayaked in the lake which has easy access to by the boat ramp. This is a historic place where Jason Lee, the founder of Salem, built his first house. A skeleton frame house now marks the... More 

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