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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

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Address: 18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231-1312
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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My wife and I recently drove all through Sauvie Island...how remarkable. The west side of the Island is fantastic if you are looking for a place to live in a county atmosphere... read more

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

My wife and I recently drove all through Sauvie Island...how remarkable. The west side of the Island is fantastic if you are looking for a place to live in a county atmosphere. At the wildlife viewing area there is great big nest on one of the power poles where a predator type bird watches over its domain...awesome. We drove by... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking passes are $10, I recommend getting one from the little store just over the bridge. We grabbed some fruit at one of the fruit ranches and went to the beach to enjoy some sun and water. The temperature was great. The beach that starts after the pavement ends is clothing optional (FYI). We had a great time.

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Thank Gary G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This super close farm rich island was a beautiful place to take our bikes and enjoy a 12 mile ride through luscious farm land. The only issue we had was that there was not a bike lane but for the most part the drivers seemed to respect the bikes as much as possible. There were a few places to stop... More 

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Thank Melissa S
Tigard, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isnt about the wildlife area but I couldnt see a general category. First, the 'beach' is the river bank and its quite long but very narrow, ending up at a very long nude beach so one can wander into the end of that. Mostly, the area where people park along the nude beach has very large signs telling that... More 

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Portland Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to see how grand and plentiful the Portland area is. The island grows all year around has a great pumpkin patch around Halloween and corn stocks (after the corn has been picked) to buy for decorations. Fresh vegetables to buy and fun things for the kids to do. If you come during the warm season... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown? Take your bike and go to Sauvie Island. You will think you drove 100 miles. It is actually only 12 miles from town.

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Thank stevemarilyn2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views, water close by to float your paddle board and fishing pole. What more do you need? A Bluetooth speaker you ask? Bring that too, because odds are that someone is playing their music just a bit loudly.

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Thank Nicholas N
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed an August Saturday afternoon on Sauvie Island beach area. It was a nice drive and decent beach area. One advice is don't forget that you need to purchase a parking pass. Look online for locations.

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Thank Robin B
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so close, so quiet, so calm - this is our favorite place to go for a walk (no, not a drive - a walk!). It is only 10 miles from downtown, a very urban place but as soon as we drive over the small bridge, we are back at least 50 years among farms and woods. Things slow down and... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Real nice area to cruise around, there are some cool farms, beaches, and a nude beach for the adventurous.

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