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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

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Anytime of Year - a great get away close to Portland

Whether it is havest time, bird migration, kayaking in the lake and the river surrounding the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Portland, Oregon
Great Cycling

We always hit Sauvie Island for a spin when we're in PDX. There's a nice 12-mile loop, plus out... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Dryden, New York
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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 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 27 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 Ruth F
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 22 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
Reviewed 27 June 2018

One of our favorite places. Go during the week and you have the preserve to your self. It's flat for perfect for all levels.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank richallen97225
Reviewed 1 June 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dana97219
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ellen V
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2 September 2018|
Response from fred d | Reviewed this property |
There are no docks near a farm-need to drive
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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