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

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The good people of Yelp have posted 12 reviews on Oxbow Regional Park.

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“I am limiting my observations to floating down the Sandy River. Floating down the Sandy is like nothing anyone who lives on the East Coast would ever...” read more

Michael C. 2014-08-18

“Great park. Clean sites. Clean restrooms. Good River view. Had a E.F.M. Youth Campout here. Everyone had a fun time. Plenty to do. We swam in the Sandy...” read more

James D. H. 2014-09-19

“Stayed here 3 full days during a road trip through Oregon, and happened to be there the july 4th weekend. Obviously this was a busy weekend, but I really...” read more

N R. 2014-07-08
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