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Activities Oregon/Washington BLM




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Fees and Permits

Planning a special event, group educational trip or commercial service on public lands? You may need a permit! Click here for additional information.

BLM Picnic Site


  • Wildwood Recreation Area: On US 26, 39 miles SE of Portland
  • Dogwood: Off US 20, 51 mi. SE of Albany on Quartzville Scenic Byway
  • Mill Creek: Off St. Rt. 22, 12 miles SE of Willamina
  • Fishermen's Bend: On Hwy 22, 32 miles SE of Salem (west of Mill City)


Camp Site

Take your family to Fishermen's Bend! Nestled along a forested curve of the North Santiam River, the Bureau of Land Management's Fishermen's Bend has many opportunities for all ages and interests. The site features individual camp units, handicapped-accessible restrooms, showers, group campsites, group day-use areas, riverfront picnic sites and trails, boat access, an amphitheater, playgrounds, athletic fields, and volleyball courts. Camp, picnic, fish, or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the river. The park is open mid-May through mid-October. Fishermen's Bend is located 29 miles east of Salem, off State Highway 22.

Or visit

  • Yellowbottom: Off US 20, 57 miles SE of Albany on Quartzville Scenic Byway (east of Sweet Home)
  • Alsea Falls: Off 99W, 27 miles SW of Corvallis

Hike, Bike, or Horseback Ride

Molalla River 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.

The Molalla River Recreation Corridor is located 9 miles southeast of the city of Molalla (SE of Portland). From the east side of Molalla, follow signs to Feyrer Park. Cross the river and turn right, following signs to Dickey Prairie. Continue south on Dickey Prairie Road about 4 miles past Dickey Prairie Store (last chance for supplies and public telephone). Turn right onto the Molalla Forest Road and cross Glen Avon Bridge. The first mile and a half, south from the bridge, is bordered by private property. Please be a good neighbor and respect private property rights. Do not trespass on these lands! Common sense and courtesy will help us all continue to enjoy the rich attractions of the area. An entrance sign on the left side of the road marks the beginning of the Corridor.