The Districtís northern boundary is the Columbia River and its southern boundary lies halfway between Salem and Eugene. From east to west the District stretches from the crest of the Cascades to the Pacific Ocean.
Seventy three percent of Oregonís population lives within the boundaries of the Salem District. The District manages its forests for recreation, wildlife, lumber production, and more. Sightseeing, camping, hiking, boating, hunting, fishing, cutting fire wood, and collecting mushrooms are just a few of the activities Oregonians enjoy on Salem BLM lands.
Attractions & Recreation Opportunites
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is located on a narrow point of land jutting due west into the Pacific Ocean at the north end of Newport, Oregon. This headland provides visitors with one of the most accessible wildlife and ocean viewing locations on the Pacific Coast.
Molalla River Recreation Corridor
The Molalla River Recreation Corridor is an area recognized for its scenic beauty, natural setting, water resource values, and diverse recreational opportunities. The scenic drive along the paved Molalla Forest Road offers miles of easy river access and year-round recreation opportunities such as hiking, bicycle riding, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, swimming, picnicking, and many other activities.
To better visualize the extent of our District and the public lands we manage, look at this detailed map that shows major public lands, major roads and the boundary of both our District and Resource Areas.