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Marion or Polk Counties

Minto-Brown Island Park

Explore the sights and sounds of more than 1,200 acres of lush, natural open and wooded areas. Walk, jog or bike along 19 miles of hard and soft trails. Minto-Brown Island park is a tranquil wildlife sanctuary.
 

Minto-Brown Island Park

This 900-acre natural area features 12 miles of paved and soft-surface walking/bicycle trails, a reservable picnic shelter, dog park and acres of crops dedicated to feed the wildlife. Park: 5 a.m.-midnight; Office: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
2200 Minto Island Rd. (located off of River Rd. S)
Salem, OR 97302
503-588-6261

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 Scenic Bikeway

Oregon is the only state in the nation with Scenic Bikeways - offering Oregon's "best of the best" road routes.

In Polk County, you can choose your own adventure. Whether you're seeking rolling hills or flat roads, in-town or out in the countryside, our routes are accessible year round and guaranteed to provide you with a picture perfect ride. 

Ritner Cycling Loop

This route starts and ends at Riverview Park in Independence. Over the route’s 45 miles, cyclists will be enjoy scenic views of Polk County’s landscape.

River Mountain RV Park

CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 2018 - details on website. Nestled in the forest on the North Fork of the Santiam River, River Mountain RV Park is a perfect retreat  to enjoy, hiking, fishing, boating, or just simple peace and quiet. Detroit Lake is 3 miles away for water fun, snow parks & Hoo-Doo Ski Bowl within a 30 minute drive.
577 Mountain Ave. SE 
PO Box 356
Idanha, OR 87350
503-854-3275

Riverview Park

4381 Silver Falls Hwy.
Silverton, OR  97381
503-873-8679

Salem's Riverfront Park

With acres of open green space, walking paths, and beautiful views of the Willamette River, this downtown event park is available for group use, concerts, and community festivals. Park: 5 a.m.-midnight; Office: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
200 Water St. NE (downtown Salem)
Salem, OR 97301
503-588-6261

Crossing over the scenic Santiam River at two points, this route takes cyclists on country roads winding along farmland and through covered bridges and quaint small towns. There are several parks along the route where visitors can take a break, rest, have a picnic lunch and enjoy the outdoors. 

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)

A network of canal-like waterways and walking paths that offers everything from fishing and hiking to bird-watching, photography and waterfowl hunting. The park/ponds complex west of Gervais is co-managed by Marion County Parks and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, which owns the 200 total acres at the site. Open 8:00 a.m. - Sunset,  May 1 - October 31.
Park Location:
St. Louis Fish Ponds County Park
Gervais, OR 97026

State Park Information

Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept.
725 Summer St. NE, Ste. C
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-0707
Resv. only: 800-452-5687
Info only: 800-551-6949

Stayton Riverfront Park

Stayton Riverfront Park is located along the North Santiam River. You can enter the park via the parking lot entrance just south of the Stayton Water Treatment Plant. No vehicles are allowed on the property, only foot traffic please.

Cycling through covered bridge

Enjoy rolling through the lush farmland that surrounds the town of Stayton and Scio while visiting historic covered bridges. Encompassing 57 miles and six covered bridges, this route will give cyclists a little bit of a challenge. 

The Oregon Garden ~ Silverton, Oregon

Experience The Oregon Garden's 20 specialty gardens and spectacular vistas. Enjoy events year-round including Earth Day, Brewfest, summer Movies in the Garden, Christmas in the Garden and more.
879 W Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381
503-874-8100

The Rock Boxx Climbing Gym

Indoor rock climbing fun for the whole family. Day passes and monthly memberships available. Have fun while getting a workout. Lounge with WIFI here also.
3895 Cascadia Canyon Ave. SE
Salem, OR 97302
503-371-3134

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Our 92,000 square foot facility houses a 300-seat chapel/auditorium, meeting and dining spaces, amphitheater, fitness center, classrooms, 25 yd. x 25 m. competition pool, and aquatics center.
1865 Bill Frey Dr.
Salem, OR 97303
503-566-5762

The Willamette River

The Willamette (Will-am-it) River, the largest river in Oregon, runs through Salem and Marion & Polk Counties. Many species of fish and wildlife make the river their home and provide a great sightseeing experience.

503-581-4325 or 800-874-7012