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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area was established in 1947 with primary objectives of protecting and improving waterfowl habitat and providing a public hunting area. The initial purchase of five acres in 1940 and subsequent purchases through 1987 has brought the wildlife area to its present size of 11,543 acres, of which 8,053 acres are under fee title to the department and 3,490 acres are managed through a cooperative agreement with the Oregon Department of State Lands. Currently, the wildlife area supports a biologically diverse association of wildlife which includes at least 275 species of birds, 37 species of mammals, 12 species of reptiles and amphibians, and numerous species of fish and plants.

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
-Photo by Kathy Munsel, ODFW-

Viewing Platform at Sauvie Island

The Eastside Viewing Platform
-Photo by Kathy Munsel, ODFW-

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes over Sauvie Island
- Photo by Kathy Munsel-

A parking permit is required at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. Permits can be purchased at ODFW License Agents (pdf), at ODFW offices that sell licenses and online.

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.

What to see and do

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.

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.

Directions

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
(503) 621-3488

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