Getting There: Vernonia Pond is located on the south edge of Vernonia on Hwy 47 between Hwys 26 and 30. Take Hwy 26 west toward Seaside and follow the signs to Vernonia (about 43 miles from Portland).
Fisheries: Rainbow trout are regularly stocked in the spring. There is also a good warmwater fishery in the late spring and summer months with bluegill, crappie, perch and largemouth bass in the lake.
Useful Information: Vernonia Pond is located at a city park. A path encircles the pond and areas on shore are accessible by wheelchair. The best fishing for trout is in spring and early summer. Vernonia is occasionally stocked with adult hatchery steelhead in the winter.
Tackle & Techniques: Standard trout and warmwater fishing techniques work well in the pond. Cast spinners or use worm and bobber or PowerBait set ups for trout. Worm and bobber, rubber grubs, jigs and bass lures work well for warmwater fish.
Facilities: A primitive camping area has fire pits, restrooms, and drinking water. The user-friendly pond has a boat ramp (gas powered motors are not allowed); ADA wheelchair accessible fishing docks and restrooms; and a children’s playground area. A snack bar, with bait available, operates in the spring and summer.
Fees: Yes, small parking fee year round.
Additional Activities: The City of Vernonia offers numerous restaurants, and unique shops. Local activities include golfing, hiking, biking (Banks, Vernonia Linear Trail) and a local pioneer museum. Nearby state park: Stub Steward State Park.
For More Information:
ODFW North Coast Watershed District Office — (503) 842-2741
City of Vernonia —(503) 429-5291