Oxbow Regional Park

Over on the wrong side of Gresham lies a vast and varied natural park, with miles of trails passing along the steep forested hillside adjacent to a three quarter turn on the Sandy River.

4
hours of fun

Open

6:30 a.m. to legal sunset.

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A photograph taken at Oxbow Regional Park
A photograph taken at Oxbow Regional Park
A photograph taken at Oxbow Regional Park

Pros

  • Miles and miles of trails. Marked. And the ranger will give you a map.
  • The ancient forest area is particularly pretty, though the paths get very muddy in wet weather (e.g. all Spring!)
  • The river is also pretty (though wide and fast flowing).
  • Potentially plenty of wildlife to observe (we saw eagles and deer).
  • There’s a smallish children’s playground towards the center.
  • Parking; picnic tables; camping facilities.
  • Quiet, off the beaten track.

Cons

  • Takes longer to drive there than you might imagine. It’s a pretty drive though.
  • $5/car entrance fee.

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First posted: March 22, 2012; last updated: April 16, 2014.

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A photograph taken at Oxbow Regional Park
A photograph taken at Oxbow Regional Park
A photograph taken at Oxbow Regional Park
A photograph taken at Oxbow Regional Park
A photograph taken at Oxbow Regional Park
A photograph taken at Oxbow Regional Park

3010 SE Oxbow Pkwy, Gresham, OR 97030 [Google map].

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