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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

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Beautiful Area

Sauvie Island has been a place to take a Sunday drive for over 60 years. Farm land with wildlife a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Rural heaven a few minutes from downtown

A calming site. Agricultural fields with produce stores in summer. Great birding locations. A... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2019
Portland, Oregon
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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.
18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231-1312
+1 503-872-5268
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sauvie Island has been a place to take a Sunday drive for over 60 years. Farm land with wildlife a plenty. Summer it has beautiful foliage and views of the Willamette River and fall has the farms selling produce and pumpkins for the holidays. Best...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Showustheway
Reviewed 3 February 2019

A calming site. Agricultural fields with produce stores in summer. Great birding locations. A river beach. Beautiful drive and see Cistus Nursery for unusual plants.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PDXnan
Reviewed 13 January 2019

I drive from Springfield, Oregon to visit Colllins Beach on Sauvie Island. Collins Beach offers an area for clothing optional swimming and beach recreation. A day pass is required and can be picked up at several locations on the island. You can also pick up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Whether it is havest time, bird migration, kayaking in the lake and the river surrounding the island or hiking through its many options - this is a 10 year around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dede540
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We always hit Sauvie Island for a spin when we're in PDX. There's a nice 12-mile loop, plus out and backs you can do from that. The traffic is generally light and at a decent rate of speed. It is, of course, absolutely flat. There's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JAXM47
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Sobey Island is a great place to visit no matter the season. The farms have pumpkin patches corn mazes etc. during the fall spring and summer is great for hikes hanging out on the water and people watching. My understanding is Bugsy Siegel used to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank RuthF953
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I LOVE driving out here on weekends! During the summer the farmers always have fresh produce. It is a peaceful area even though it can be busy with folks coming out to the famers markets. You can always spot wildlife! The beach is a good...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 142terrir
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Mostly farms and nature preserves on the island... it is really beautiful. I really dislike the crowds down near the beaches, and people drive in really annoying ways. The berry farms are awesome and fun to explore.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is one of those places that I have been going to several time a year since I was a kid! Whether it's for the orchards and the u-picks, the pumpkin patch, or river lounging-- it's a special place for Portland and for me!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephanie8891
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Beautiful island! Be prepared to buy a parking permit which you can get at the local island store or at the 7-11 you'll pass in Linton (a town on HWY 30).

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ISammyD
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2 September 2018|
Response from fred d | Reviewed this property |
There are no docks near a farm-need to drive
26 April 2015|
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Response from margaretcov | Reviewed this property |
Although I have not been to this property but it is close buy and the review look good - Scappoose Creek Inn. However as others have told you, the island is not far from Portland and there are many great hotels in the area... More