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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

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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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12,000 acres of land on the island have been preserved as the Sauvie Island...

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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Don't miss the pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall!

I love the wonderful oak groves, beaches, and fresh produce from the farms. This is a day trip. Don't rush. Breathe in the air, stroll down paths, explore the corn mazes. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
cowgirlkayakr
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the wonderful oak groves, beaches, and fresh produce from the farms. This is a day trip. Don't rush. Breathe in the air, stroll down paths, explore the corn mazes. This is a fabulous place for kids and adults. The pumpkin patch fun is unforgettable.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to go birding during migration seasons in the Fall and Spring. Many good spots to see birds. You need to get a wildlife permit at a local store. And watch out for bike fanatics, they love the level roads.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive to the north end of Sauvie Island and you can walk on the beach to the lighthouse. It's called Warrior Rock Lighthouse, 6 miles out and back. Great for running and or with kids, no elevation.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an Oregonian, I have been out there many times over the years, to pick cucumbers for pickling; and ALL kinds of berries; cherries; seeds; honey; etc... Visit the popular Pumpkin Patch and BUY their wonderful, natural stuff!!! Or, you can even drive out to the nudie beach, and STRIP down to you birthday suit, and swim in the Willamette!!!... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Sauvie Island Wildlife Area to visit a few homes we wanted to view for our upcoming retirement. Drove around the island a bit and saw many local farms with fresh produce, including fruits such as blueberries, marionberries, strawberries and blackberries, with much more available! Some of the farms offer all-organic! Pick your own produce! The island is the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You might want to wear your ear plugs if you're heading this way during the migration season. There are so many birds taking off, landing and just hanging out and feeding. The cacophony they produce is astounding. You will love it.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hoped to visit the wildlife area for a nice hike and to see some wildlife for photography. Signs were limited and not helpful. On a Sunday the place seemed vacated and information available was minimal and confusing. We drove around for several miles, but could not find what we hoped for and expected.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely, quick getaway to the country right in the heart of the city. Great place to view birds and to take hikes in flat terrain.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blue Herons, swallows, beaches, farms...what's not to love about this place? Hard to believe it is so close to the city and offers such a rural experience. The river is awesome!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Eagles, osprey, a variety of ducks, geese and other small birds call this island home or migrate through. You'll also find farms with u-pick berries or farm stands, great places to launch a kayak or bike around the island, and sandy beaches along the Columbia River side of the island. (either join-in or avoid the nude beach at the north... More 

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