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 10 reviews on Oxbow Regional Park.

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“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

“This place was an okay swimming spot. It costs $5 a car to get into the place, but it wasn't to crowded. This is a family friendly area, but secluded spots...” read more

Hungrylone W. 2014-07-07

“Soooo beautiful! Not too far outside of the city, however, you FEEL like you are miles and miles out in the middle of BFE. Hiking, water activities, clean...” read more

Megs B. 2013-09-27
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