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Willamette Mission State Park

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Wheatland Rd., Salem, OR
+1 503-393-1172
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This review is for the horse trails and camping and equestrian parking only.

Check the website before you go, especially in winter. If the Willamette River is high, it floods... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
GrayRanch
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Oregon
nice park

This is a nice place to picnic. Lots of trees for shade. Every summer they hold a Civil War... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
sgstrauss1
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Dallas, Oregon
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Wheatland Rd., Salem, OR
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Check the website before you go, especially in winter. If the Willamette River is high, it floods the main road and the park is closed. But there are other reasons the equestrian trails can be closed so check the website. Also as an equestrian, you...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

This is a nice place to picnic. Lots of trees for shade. Every summer they hold a Civil War reenactment. Sometimes even with cannons. Very moving. The park is along the river so fishing or kayaking is fairly easy.

Thank sgstrauss1
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

This is a lovely park. It has room for horses, large picnic areas, walks. hikes to river. We like the open dog area where your dogs can run free. It is a beautiful park.

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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Easy access. Not too big. The hours currently on TA (closing at 5pm) are incorrect...at least during the summer. The largest black cottonwood tree in North America is here and there's a short trail on the east side of the lake to see it up...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

I walked from my home to this park, walked all around on all of the trails and then back home. It was over 20 miles and took me about 7 hours. Some of the trails were wet and slippery, and there were signs about a...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

I took my kids here to try out the kayaks, its a big park very beautiful alot of activity areas for voleyball,frisbee golf, fishing . There is a small lake that has a couple docks its full of little pan fish that my kids loved...More

Thank J E
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Slightly off the beaten track, but an easy 1 hour drive from North Portland. There is a $5 fee - we have a year park pass which I recommend if you use Oregon State Parks - Champoeg, Silver Falls etc. We went on the 4th...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I didn't stay long, seemed too remote and there is broken glass all over the parking lot like they have problems with vandalism of vehicles.

Thank JosephandTamera
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

We found this great park in our hotel provided guide (Quality Suites, Keizer--GREAT hotel!!!) This is a wonderful park! Great walking trails, some along the Willamette River. We enjoyed a glorious morning here.

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Over all this is not a real exciting park, you have to pay for a pass to go here it is just open fields there is a path o walk on and a outline of the buildings that were here when it was a mission...More

Thank simpleyme
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