Oak Island

Take a stroll in the English countryside - only without the air fare and constant sarcasm. To get there, follow Sauvie Island Road north two miles to Reeder Road. Turn right and drive Reeder Road 1.3 miles to a Y junction. Take the left fork and drive 4.2 miles on Oak Island Road to a small parking lot at the road’s end. The final 1.1 miles is gravel.

3
hours of fun

Open

April 15th through to the end of September

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A photograph taken at Oak Island
A photograph taken at Oak Island
A photograph taken at Oak Island
A photograph taken at Oak Island
A photograph taken at Oak Island

Pros

  • Very beautiful, peaceful, serene. There’s something very reminiscent of the English countryside about Sauvie Island in general, and Oak Island in particular.
  • At around 3 miles around and flat, it’s a good length trail for little folk.
  • Huge quantities of blackberries in late summer.

Cons

  • As with every other non-commercial destination on the Sauvie Island, don’t forget to buy/bring your Sauvie Island parking permit. Day use and annual permits are most easily purchased at the general store that lies just over the Sauvie Island bridge.
  • The last mile or so of Oak Island Road leading up to the parking area is unpaved and very narrow. Drive with care.
  • Closed in the winter; open April 15 through September.

2013 update

New additions to the route include a herd of cows and a couple of gates (to keep the cows from migrating to the NE corner of the island). Remember to close the gates behind you.

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First posted: May 10, 2011; last updated: June 1, 2013.

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A photograph taken at Oak Island
A photograph taken at Oak Island
A photograph taken at Oak Island
A photograph taken at Oak Island
A photograph taken at Oak Island
A photograph taken at Oak Island

24822 NW Oak Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231 [Google map].

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