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Sandy River Delta
Sandy River Delta
Location: Exit 18 on I-84 near Troutdale Latitude: 45.5451
Type of Park: Dedicated Longitude: -122.3769
Fenced? No Water Available? No
Small Dog Section? No Size: 1400.0 acres
User Rating (1-10): 9.33 (830 votes) Map Of Dog Park: Click Here!
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Description

The Sandy River Delta is by far the largest of Portland's off-leash areas, and a treasure for dog owners that love to run, hike, or just wander aimlessly with their pooch. The "Delta" comprises 1400 acres of wilderness trails, nestled between I-84, the Sandy River, and the Columbia River. The majority of the miles of trails within the park are officially designated as off-leash. The main exception to the off-leash rule is the parking area and the Confluence Trail, which runs from the parking area to the bird viewing area on the Columbia. In both of these areas you'll want to make sure your dogs are on leash because they do frequently ticket. Many of the trails lead to either the Sandy River or the Columbia River, so it's a great place to take your pooch to swim on summer days. The hike from the parking area to the rivers can be several miles, so be sure to bring along water just in case. The park is immense, will a plethora of wide open fields for stellar games of fetch. Bring your binoculars and camera, as the park is great for shutter bugs and birders. The park has recently been given a major overhaul, and now includes substantial parking, toilets, dog bag stations, and several garbage cans near the parking area. There is no running water in the park, so bring your own.

Location

Exit 18 on I-84 near Troutdale

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For More Information

USDA Forest Service
902 Wasco St., Suite 200
Hood River,  OR  97031
541-308-1720
email: sandyriverdelta@fs.fed.us
website: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia/forest/projects/SandyRiverDelta.htm

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