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“Great Bike ride on Sauvie Island Road.”

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
Ranked #46 of 480 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We just did this ride a week or so ago and have done it a number of times before. Even though there are not bike lanes on the road, it is still a popular place to bike. Most of the cyclists we see are far more serious at this recreation than us, as we are just casual bike riders looking for a combo of exercise, outdoors, and views. Sauvie Island does have wonderful views, with small farms, vegetation, and birds. Keep your eyes peeled for large bird nests that are home to hawks, eagles, and osprey. We also have seen heron in the fields or at the lakes and ponds.

Thank Dana97219
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"pumpkin patch"
in 20 reviews
"nude beach"
in 8 reviews
"parking permit"
in 7 reviews
"clothing optional beach"
in 6 reviews
"bird watching"
in 6 reviews
"pick berries"
in 5 reviews
"u pick"
in 5 reviews
"columbia river"
in 10 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 6 reviews
"birds including"
in 2 reviews
"telephoto lens"
in 2 reviews
"flat island"
in 2 reviews
"pair of binoculars"
in 2 reviews
"nature trail"
in 2 reviews
"mile loop"
in 2 reviews
"urban area"
in 2 reviews
"great visit"
in 2 reviews

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

My son and I loved going to Sauvie Island for fruit and vegetables picking, Nothing healthier than picking your own food.

Thank Ellen V
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

This is large, beautiful island located just off Highway 30 within 10 miles of Portland and the 405. Parts of the island are privately owned and a large part of it is a wildlife refuge administered by Oregon Dept. Of Fish and Wildlife, for day-use only (no overnight camping is allowed). There is an administrative office on Sauvie Island Road (after crossing the bridge, go straight at the intersection with NW Reeder Road) where you can get hunting and fishing licenses, area maps, and all kinds of permits for activities on the island like gathering mushrooms, training hunting dogs, etc. Most of the permits are free but you do have to get a permit. The wildlife refuge is very large and there are several sections: the Westside (with duck hunting blinds), Oak Island (for fishing and a nature trail), the Northside (hiking), and the Eastside, where there are beaches (normal and clothing-optional) as well as wildlife-viewing platforms and fishing. There is a parking fee for all parts of the wildlife refuge and the ticket is $110. OR State Police enforce all regulations, including parking and licenses, and they are omnipresent. The day use rate is $10 per day, but you can buy a yearly pass for only $30. Depending on when you visit, there is lots of wildlife to see - especially birds including eagles and ospreys during nesting season. The private areas include lots of farms that offer produce during the summer, and the Pumpkin Patch in the fall. This place is amazing - and so close to a busy urban area.

1  Thank Peggy M
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Several miles outside downtown Portland, this rural island is in the Columbia River and has extensive farm lands and venues! Concerts and farm stands. And parklands with sand beaches--extremely popular during the summer.

Thank fred d
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Several years back, I started fishing high spring runoff water on pastures on Sauvie Island. Bought a year pass and visited many times. Fishing can be from productive (catch and release) to totally frustrating (Carp are VERY wary and hard to catch - a REAL test of fly angler skill!) By fishing partners and I always enjoyed it and for various reasons, it was ALWAYS a success, fish or not. Good place to bicycle (summer) and buy produce (fall) as well. If I hunted ducks it would be a 4 season paradise.

Thank FranceLover2013
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