Sauvie Island Wildlife Area, Portland
Categories: Nature & Parks
The Sauvie Island Wildlife Area is a state game management area on Sauvie Island in the U.S. state of Oregon. It contains more than 12000acre for mixed use including hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, birdwatching and hiking. Established in 1974, it is located in both Multnomah and Columbia counties.The wildlife area covers the northern half of the island of 24000acre, which lies at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. Although the southern half of the island is home to about 500 people as well as farms and related businesses, the northern half, an important stop on the Pacific Flyway, preserves habitat for many kinds of waterfowl. About 300 species of wildlife, including bald eagles, pintails, red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, and many others, frequent the island.Wetlands and bodies of water, including 21 lakes as well as sloughs, connecting channels, and streams such as the Gilbert River, abound in the wildlife area. Boat ramps provide access to paddlers along the Gilbert, at Oak Island in Sturgeon Lake, and at Steelman Lake, St. Helens, and along the Multnomah Channel. Sandy Columbia River beaches, including one that is clothing-optional, draw large numbers of people to the area's northern edge.To visit Sauvie Island Wildlife Area and other attractions in Portland, use our Portland tour planner.
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This State-managed Wildlife Area is a wonderful, close-in resource for residents of and visitors to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. This Wildlife Area offers visitors opportunities to fish, ... read more »
A great place to go walking or biking. If you are so inclined, you can pick apples, peaches and blueberries. It is a fun palce to spend an afternoon.
My wife and I recently drove all through Sauvie Island...how remarkable. The west side of the Island is fantastic if you are looking for a place to live in a county atmosphere. At the wildlife viewing... read more »
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