Adventures in the Mid-Willamette Valley: East

Marion or Polk Counties

Detroit Lake State Recreation Area

Full hookups, electrical, tent sites, visitor center, two mooring docks, fishing dock, wildlife viewing area, two playgrounds, two designated swimming areas and an ADA fishing dock.
44000 N Santiam Hwy. SE
Detroit, OR 97342
503-854-3346 or
800-452-5687 (camping reservations)
www.oregonstateparks.org

Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House

Frank Lloyd Wright's only building in Oregon. This inspirational mid-century modern house is a national historic site and state treasure. Guided tours by reservation. Perfect venue for meetings/retreats, parties, intimate weddings and concerts.
869 W Main St. (adjacent to The Oregon Garden on Cascade Highway)
Silverton, OR 97381
503-874-6006

Gallon House Covered Bridge

Oregon's oldest covered bridge. Named for the days when liquor was sold by the gallon or quart in a nearby house. The bridge was rebuilt in 1990.
Silverton, OR 97381 (northwest of Silverton)
503-581-4325
800-874-7012

North Santiam Chamber of Commerce

The North Santiam Chamber of Commerce has a Visitors Information Center in Mill City. The Chamber fosters and sustains a positive business environment while enhancing the communities' quality of life.
825 W Santiam Blvd.
PO Box 222 (mailing)
Mill City, OR 97360
503-897-5000

North Santiam River

The North Santiam River is a 92-mile (148 km) tributary of the Santiam River in western Oregon in the Cascade Range on the eastern side of the Willamette Valley east of Salem.
Blocked by Big Cliff Dam near Mill City, the lower North Santiam River supports spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead. In the reaches upstream of the dam, the river is managed mainly as a stocked-trout fishery. Near the stream's source at Santiam Lake in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, native cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout are also found.
Travel Salem
503-581-4325

Oregon Garden Brewfest

June
879 W. Main St., Silverton
503-874-8100 or 877-674-2733

Santiam SummerFest

July
3rd Ave., Stayton
503-769-3464
 

Silver Creek Reservoir, Silverton, Oregon

Silver Creek Reservoir also known as Silverton Reservoir is a sixty-five-acre impoundment on Silver Creek located in the Cascade foothills 2.5 miles southeast of the city of Silverton, Oregon on Oregon Route 214.
The lake is popular in the spring and summer as a recreation area. Stocked with roughly 20,000 hatchery trout each spring and early summer, the lake also provides opportunities to catch bullhead catfish. Swimming is also quite popular on warm summer days as well as recreational boating, though only electric motors are allowed.
4381 Silver Falls Hwy.
Silverton, OR  97381
503-873-8679
www.silverton.or.us

Silver Falls State Park

Electrical, tent sites, rustic cabins, waterfalls, group tent areas, group RV areas, youth camp, horse camp, canyon hiking trails, bike paths and a historic lodge.
20024 Silver Falls Hwy. SE
Sublimity, OR 97385
503-873-8681 or
800-452-5687 (camping reservations)

Silverton Chamber of Commerce

426 S Water St.
PO Box 257 (mailing)
Silverton, OR 97381
503-873-5615

Silverton Fine Arts Festival

August
Coolidge-McClaine Park
303 Coolidge St.
Silverton, OR 97381
503-873-2480

Silverton Historic Walking Tour

Come discover historic Silverton, founded in 1854. Over 15 residences, businesses and churches are included in this walking tour.
Silverton Chamber of Commerce
426 S Water St.
PO Box 257 (mailing)
Silverton, OR 97381
503-873-5615

Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce

175 E High St.
PO Box 121 (mailing)
Stayton, OR 97383
503-769-3464

The Stayton-Jordan Covered Bridge

Patterned after the Jordan Bridge, which spanned Thomas Creek, east of Scio; it was moved to Pioneer Park in 1988, but burned in 1994. Now beautifully rebuilt. Take 1st Ave. to Marion St. Open year-round to the public for sightseeing, picnicking, and weddings.
Stayton, OR 97383
503-769-3425

Opal Creek Ancient Forest

Jawbone Flats
End of Forest Road 2209
Willamette National Forest
503-892-2782