Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

Just 20 minutes east of downtown Portland, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area is a tranquil place to experience nature. The area was established in 1947 in order to protect wetland habitats and has expanded to the current size of 12,000 acres. With 275 species of birds, 37 species of mammals, 12 species of reptiles and amphibians, and plentiful fish species, the area is a great place to hunt, fish, birdwatch, and take photographs.

A permit is required to park in the wildlife area lot. Alcohol is prohibited between May 1 and September 30. Facilities are limited, but nearby Howell Territorial Park has picnic areas and restrooms.

Contact Information

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
Reservations and Information:
(503) 621-3488

18330 Northwest Sauvie Island Road, Portland, Oregon 97231, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Daily from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Seasons Open

    The following units are closed Oct. 1 - April 15: Westside, Eastside (open May 1), Oak Island, and the North unit.
  • Prices and Fees

    Parking requires a permit
  • Accessibility

    ADA accessible
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Pets are welcomed