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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231-1312
+1 503-872-5268
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You can swim here too. .

There is a very long beach on the willette river. One end of it is clothing opitonal, blush. I... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Rhonda A
A Place to Relax

Such a beautiful drive throughout Sauvie Island. Lots of "You Pick" vegetable and fruit farms. So... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2015
Sue B
Seattle, Washington
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pumpkin patch” (17 reviews)
“nude beach” (8 reviews)
“parking pass” (8 reviews)
18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231-1312
+1 503-872-5268
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

There is a very long beach on the willette river. One end of it is clothing opitonal, blush. I spent quite a bit of time improving my tan without tan lines summer of '14, giggle

1  Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Such a beautiful drive throughout Sauvie Island. Lots of "You Pick" vegetable and fruit farms. So peaceful. Very enjoyable.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Sauvie Island is a drive-to island accessible via the St. John bridge. Once you cross that bridge, you're in a different world. We visited in early September, and it was just gorgeous! We followed the instructions given to us by the Audubon center in Northwest...More

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I spent considerable time on Sauvie Island birdwatching. There are wonderful varieties of ducks and other water birds, a Heron rookery, Bald Eagles and other raptors year round, but my favorite time is winter, when we get the migratory birds. If you haven't seen a...More

1  Thank 1Teapot
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Went here on a nice, sunny Monday hoping to avoid the crazy weekend crowds but maybe they know best! Most places were quiet with little, to none, of their activities going on. Stopped first at Bella Organics. After roaming around saw that people were picking...More

Thank scoles
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Drive around, stop, look, enjoy. People live here so bear in mind, you're visiting somebody's neighborhood. The wildlife, the farms, the fruit and vegt. u-pick opportunities abound. Gorgeous place minutes from downtown.

Thank beetcanner
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Great place - would have loved to take children there or done some produce shopping. Minutes north of Portland - Sauvie Island is a different world. Farms, corn maizes, barns animals and pumpkin patches. I went for a marathon and was calmed by the tranquility....More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 5 July 2015

make sure you check when the trails are open. They close Oct thru May for hunting so be sure to check that they are open. I often take people out there birding for the many habitats on the island from lakes to open meadows to...More

Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Whether watching the varied wildlife flying, swimming and walking in the refuge, fishing where available (with proper license) or visiting one of two of the Portland area's nude beaches, there is a lot to do here. You will need a parking pass (day, year or...More

Thank Mikpar
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We decided to pick berries on Sauvie Island after passing it by so many times. Wow! We had no idea how big this island was! We took a lovely drive around and found farms, lavendar, berries, beaches and had quite a nice day of it!...More

Thank Theresa A
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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