Salish Ponds Wetland Park

Salish Ponds Wetland Park, Fairview: Address, Phone Number, Salish Ponds Wetland Park Reviews: 4/5

Salish Ponds Wetland Park
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DebbieC
Portland, OR5 contributions
Nice place
May 2020 • Solo
I could understand another review that driving very far to this place would not be worth it. But for locals it is great. I live 10 min away. The pathway is gravelled and flat. Great place to walk my dog and if I had younger kids let them ride their bike. The big pond is .65 mile, but you can meander down the other trails to make it a longer walk. Parking is easier by parking by the Reynolds administration building back by Salish elementary. The parking near the apartments is quite full.
Written May 24, 2020
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RSNN
Portland, OR6,303 contributions
Summer at Salish Ponds
Aug 2019
Meanwhile in the thriving Metropolis know as Fairview, Woodvillage, or whatever name you like... you can get away from it all in-- SALISH PONDS WETLAND PARK. And enjoy a break from the rate race and what nature has to offer.

The ponds are stocked with trout. So why don't they call it Troutdale as well. Anyway, people come to fish from the docks, from the shore around the ponds. And some of the more refined souls come to paint. And it's an easy bet that their paintings are not going to end up in The Tait Gallery in London, or even the Lovre in Paris. And certainly not on hanging on my living room walls!

You can locate this Wetland Park by driving east on Glisan Street till you come to the Salish Lodge. the apartments are to the east. The public parking for the Ponds are to the west.

Salish Ponds is open from Sunrise to Dusk.
Written August 28, 2019
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Ready2Travl2
Portland, OR213 contributions
small but cute
Jul 2018 • Couples
It was a lovely visit but not worth the drive. For a neighborhood park it's definitely cute. If you live in the area, it's a very nice visit... but if you are more than a couple min drive away - it's not worth it for something tiny. (btw - if you catch fish here, I'd catch and release if I were you... don't eat the fish as they have those clear worms).
Written July 24, 2018
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Karen S
Fairview, OR34 contributions
Nice Trail
Sep 2017
I love to walk through the wetlands and this park gives me that opportunity. You walk by a lovely lake. The birds are always interesting to watch. It is easily accessible too.
Written September 6, 2017
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RSNN
Portland, OR6,303 contributions
A Wildlife Habitat and also a place to go fishing
Jul 2017 • Solo
Salish Ponds Wetland Park is a place where you can go to enjoy nature and walk around the two ponds. The East and West Ponds. Both ponds have docks where you can fish. While I was walking around the ponds on the path I saw several boys on bicycles with fishing rods and tackle. A few people where fishing from the dock on the east pond. And a few people were fishing from rocks near the edge of the pond.

Myself, I cam to just walk around the ponds and enjoy the scenery. I saw squadrons of dragonflies buzzing the path and darting over the surface of the ponds. I also saw a Canadian Goose standing on a rock in the water over by The Lodge at Lake Salish Apartments next to the east side of the East Salish Pond

You can get to the Salish Ponds by driving to the parking lot on Glisan Street just west of the apartments and just walk to the adjacent Brown Bridge located there and follow the path to Salish Ponds. This will bring you by the Target Parking lot and under the Fairview Parkway and into a meadow where you will see a wide assortment of vegetation like cattails (I like to think of them as Mother natures organic corn dogs)

The smaller West Salish Pond is deeper than the East pond. It is also a popular fishing hole. For good reason. Last May this pond was stocked with 500 hatchery trout.

The larger and shallower East Salish Pond has various resident fish and has a more interesting habitat for largemouth bass and crappie. This pond also has bluegill and bullhead catfish

Keep in mind that the fish bite best in warmer seasons. And if you don't fish, this is still a very nice place to walk or just sit by the lake at one of the benches and enjoy the natural beauty that nature provides.
Written July 18, 2017
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