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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

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Address: 18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231-1312
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+1 503-872-5268

12,000 acres of land on the island have been preserved as the Sauvie Island...

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.

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Beautiful little spot

We visited this spot to pick wildflowers for a friends wedding. Worth a trip to see all the flowers in bloom, a little outside the city but fun for what we were doing.

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Kathleen W
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited this spot to pick wildflowers for a friends wedding. Worth a trip to see all the flowers in bloom, a little outside the city but fun for what we were doing.

Thank Kathleen W
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This State-managed Wildlife Area is a wonderful, close-in resource for residents of and visitors to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. This Wildlife Area offers visitors opportunities to fish, hunt, and watch birds and other wildlife. We stopped at a handful of overlooks and viewing platforms, saw few people, but a number of birds, including sandhill cranes, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, marsh... More 

Thank S M
Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

A great place to go walking or biking. If you are so inclined, you can pick apples, peaches and blueberries. It is a fun palce to spend an afternoon.

Thank Kauaidudette
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I recently drove all through Sauvie Island...how remarkable. The west side of the Island is fantastic if you are looking for a place to live in a county atmosphere. At the wildlife viewing area there is great big nest on one of the power poles where a predator type bird watches over its domain...awesome. We drove by... More 

Thank G9300
Nampa, Idaho
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Parking passes are $10, I recommend getting one from the little store just over the bridge. We grabbed some fruit at one of the fruit ranches and went to the beach to enjoy some sun and water. The temperature was great. The beach that starts after the pavement ends is clothing optional (FYI). We had a great time.

Thank Gary G
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This super close farm rich island was a beautiful place to take our bikes and enjoy a 12 mile ride through luscious farm land. The only issue we had was that there was not a bike lane but for the most part the drivers seemed to respect the bikes as much as possible. There were a few places to stop... More 

Thank Melissa S
Tigard, Oregon
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This isnt about the wildlife area but I couldnt see a general category. First, the 'beach' is the river bank and its quite long but very narrow, ending up at a very long nude beach so one can wander into the end of that. Mostly, the area where people park along the nude beach has very large signs telling that... More 

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Portland Oregon
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a great way to see how grand and plentiful the Portland area is. The island grows all year around has a great pumpkin patch around Halloween and corn stocks (after the corn has been picked) to buy for decorations. Fresh vegetables to buy and fun things for the kids to do. If you come during the warm season... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown? Take your bike and go to Sauvie Island. You will think you drove 100 miles. It is actually only 12 miles from town.

Thank stevemarilyn2013
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Nice views, water close by to float your paddle board and fishing pole. What more do you need? A Bluetooth speaker you ask? Bring that too, because odds are that someone is playing their music just a bit loudly.

Thank Nicholas N

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