A Quick Escape to Sauvie Island

Rate this Adventure Oregon Sauvie Island

Added by The Outbound Collective

A rural escape only 10 miles from PortlandPerfect beaches to chill at during the summerPick fresh berries and fruit at local farms

During those summer days when you’re desperately seeking some sand between your toes, open space to soak up the sun, and nature to play around in…Sauvie Island is calling your name.

Located just 10 miles outside of downtown Portland, Sauvie Island offers a convenient rural escape that’s just begging to be explored. You’ll find lakes to fish, sand beaches to wander, water to paddle, farms to pick fresh fruit, and trails to hike. If you’re looking to enjoy the sun and cool off with the occasional dip in the water, we recommend posting up at Collins Beach – a nearly 2 mile stretch of beautiful sand. Just a word of caution: there is a “clothing optional” section of the beach, but it’s easy enough to avoid if full-body tanning isn’t your scene.

Parking in the wildlife areas of the island requires a permit, so you’ll need to pick up one up ($7/day) at The Cracker Barrel Store right after you cross the bridge to Sauvie.

Here is a map of the island.

Photo: swainboat

Pack List

  • Day use parking permit
  • Snacks and picnic supplies
  • Beach Gear
  • Sunscreen
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Features:

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by The Outbound Collective

Your Home For Adventure.

More Adventures Nearby

Climb to Mt. Hood's Illumination Rock

Oregon / Timberline Lodge

The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of beautiful, technical and fun Alpine ascents.

Connor Charles
11 Saves

Hike the Summit Trail Loop at Smith Rock

Oregon / Smith Rock Parking Area

Smith Rock State Park is an iconic PNW canyon that's become one of the rock climbing capitals of the country, and known worldwide for its sport climbing routes.

Rachel Davidson
30 Saves

Camp at Nehalem Bay State Park

Oregon / Nehalem Bay Campground

Nehalem Bay State Park is a great central location on the Oregon Coast to use as a base camp, whether you want to go south to explore Cape Kiwanda or go north to photograph the famous Cannon Beach.

Andrew Hoang
25 Saves