The ODFW Visitors' Guide
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Best time to visit: September - March for viewing waterfowl and sandhill cranes. January - March for viewing bald eagles. May - August for warm water fishing. Spring and summer are best for songbird viewing. Portions of the wildlife area are closed to public access October - April for the protection of waterfowl.
Parking permit: A parking permit is required for the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area and can be purchased at ODFW License vendors, online at ODFW’s website and at the Sauvie Island ODFW office, Monday through Friday during office hours.
What to see and do
|Sauvie Island wildlife viewing platforms video
At the wildlife area: Hunting, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, trapshooting, photography, dog training and canoeing are among the activities available. A map of the wildlife area can be found at the wildlife area headquarters. Parking permits are required when parking within the wildlife area. Permits are available through any license agent or Monday - Friday at the Sauvie Island ODFW office.
Nearby: Howell Territorial Park is located one mile north of the Sauvie Island bridge and has picnic areas and an authentically restored farmhouse built in the 1850s. The island is 20 minutes east of downtown Portland and one hour from the coast.
Take Hwy. 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge. After crossing the bridge, stay on NW Sauvie Island Road for about two miles. Stay left at the “Y” intersection. The wildlife area headquarters is on the right about 1/4 mile past the “Y” intersection.
Address and Phone
Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
18330 NW Sauvie Island Road
Portland, OR 97231
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