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Willamette Mission State Park

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Address: Wheatland Rd., Salem, OR
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Salem, Oregon
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Matolius, OREGON
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The park is in a lovely country side area, farms surround the park, there is a walk along the river to the first Mission site. Good place for family picnics.

1 Thank ceprince409
Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Large, open spaces with great trails and infrequently visited. Not many facilities or offerings, but has great river access for walking.

1 Thank Tom D
Salem, Oregon
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179 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A very nice park with an interpretive trail, an off-leash dog park, camping and trails. I have been there to hike/walk and to ride my bike and it's been very enjoyable.

1 Thank marymo362
Lincoln City, Oregon
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We buy a yearly pass and are here three or more times a week the kids love it the dog loves it there is plenty of room for everyone and you can fish it is clean and very well kept up... A true gem

2 Thank momofbabykings
Vancouver, Washington
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199 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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 

1 Thank HugoHobbs
Salem, OR
2 reviews
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.

Thank SNO0PY
Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Logan H
Salem, Oregon
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

1 Thank EJT106
Kansas City, Missouri
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98 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

Thank Sandi N
Milwaukie, Oregon
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

4 Thank Mary B

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