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Address: Wheatland Road, Gervais, OR 97026
Phone Number: +1 503-588-7979
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Great shortcut

travelling west-east north of Salem--this ferry saves many miles and saves travel thru' Salem--good short-cut. Cost $2 for our truck--almost no wait.( August).

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 28, 2016
Roger K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

travelling west-east north of Salem--this ferry saves many miles and saves travel thru' Salem--good short-cut. Cost $2 for our truck--almost no wait.( August).

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited the WalnutCity Wineworks tasting room and were advised to bypass Salem's rush hour by skipping over it on the Wheatland ferry. Great advice! We saved time AND got to have a fun experience for our four year old too. Queue up until there's room for you and then just drive on: it's a steal at $2 and the... More 

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Thank ChristinafromNY
Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

I love Ferries! As a young man we'd take the ferry from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Ludington, Michigan which takes a few hours so whenever I get a chance I take the Wheatland Ferry or the Buena Vista or the Canby Ferry. It cost $1 for the crossing on our Victory Motorcycle which seems quite reasonable to keep it running and... More 

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Thank VictoryVisionTim
Lincoln City, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The Willlamette River and the Wheatland Ferry are a very unique landmark in the Willamette Valley. The problem with the ferry is bike riders are charged a dollar each way per bicycle when you are riding bikes with your family!!! That means if you are a family of four you would be charged$$$$ 8.00 $$$$$ to cross the ferry and... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The Wheatland Ferry is a treat. Like any ferry, there is nearly always a bit of a wait, but because it is very rural, the wait is usually less that five to ten minutes, and the crossing itself is only about five minutes or less. There is a boat launch area on one side for those who wish to navigate... More 

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Prineville, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

We have used the ferry just for fun on Sunday drives or whenever we are in the vicinidy, also great place for picnics, and walking trails.

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Dickerson, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Our innkeeper sent us this way down to Silver Falls State Park; very scenic alternative to driving through the city. Saved some time on the drive as well as enjoying the hop farms in the spring. $2 to cross for a car; there was a large John Deere tractor going the other way that took up the whole ferry to... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

This was truly a "stumble upon". Trusting my car's navigation to get me through wine country north of Eugene, OR, I found myself at this charming ferry dock. But it was closed. Looking forward to returning there AFTER checking the schedule!

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Thank pianofemme
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

Heck, How often do you get to ride a ferry these days? Its only $2 for a car and the wait is minimal.

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I live in Keizer and whenever I'm going to McMinnville, Lafayette, etc. I take the ferry. I'm normally on my Triumph Motorcycle so it is just $1 for the trip but in the car it is $2. You can go the Marion County Website and search for Wheatland and you'll see the ferry hours and status. You can even signup... More 

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