George Rogers Park

Tucked away where you'd least expect it, George Rogers Park has a little beachfront on the Willamette, both more soigné and bijou than Sauvie Island's. Plus a short but lovely hiking trail and a good playground.

2
hours of fun

Open

Dawn until dusk every day (I think).

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Bear in mind that these photos were taken in December. It’s brighter and (even) prettier in the summer!

Pros

  • A small, but picturesque beach area on a bend in the river.
  • Rocks to explore and clamber on.
  • A short, pretty trail extends in two directions from across the footbridge; one side paved, the other more rugged, both lovely.
  • The tower that was once an iron furnace is both an unusual site and a popular spot for family photographs.
  • En suite playground.
  • You’ve totally gatecrashed the country club.
  • Easy to spot your car between the BMWs.

Cons

  • The trails are pretty short.
  • Can imagine it getting crowded on nice days.

in the area

Not a whole lot, although downtown Lake Oswego has a lovely, child-friendly farmers’ market on Saturdays in the summer months.

if you like this…

If you fancy hanging out at a beach on the Willamette or Columbia, other options include Sauvie Island, Kelley Point Park and – if you must – Elk Rock Island. Another very pretty, tucked-away spot not too far away is Marshall Park.

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First posted: January 7, 2014; last updated: July 25, 2017.

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611 S. State Street, Lake Oswego [Google map].

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