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Silver Falls State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 06/09/20
Park is partially open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. See below for details. 

Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Cabin (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Amphitheater
  • Bike Path
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Fishing
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Horse Trails
  • Open Year Round
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife

COVID-19 UPDATE

Day Use

OPEN with reduced services: South Falls day-use area, Winter Falls trailhead, North Falls trailhead, 214 trailhead, and the Howard Creek day-use area. 

  • Meeting Hall CLOSED through at least Sept. 30, 2020
  • Visitor Center CLOSED
  • Nature Store open weekends with capacity limits. Face covers required. 
  • South Falls playground is open
  • Nature Play Area CLOSED
  • Reduced garbage service. Please, pack out trash.
  • Do not travel far to visit. Be prepared to turn around if crowded.
  • Facilities may close without notice.

Camping

Campground is open and accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance (beginning July 1). Book sites at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Reservations required.

  • 48 electrical sites with water (18+ sites open year-round)
  • 43 tent sites with water nearby (seasonal May–Oct.)
  • Sites A47, A50, A71 CLOSED
  • Group Camps CLOSED through at least Sept. 30, 2020 (group horse camp is open)
  • 14 cabins (7 pet friendly, open year-round) OPEN
  • Flush toilets. NO SHOWERS
  • Universal Access: Campsites B2 and B4, four cabins, and campground restrooms/showers are accessible.
  • Dump station OPEN
  • No programming

Howard Creek Horse Camp

  • 5 primitive sites with horse stalls OPEN
  • 1 group site for 24 people and 12 horses OPEN

People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the national—and international—stage. Its beauty, boundless recreational opportunities and historic presence keep it there.

Waterfalls:  Where else can you walk behind a waterfall? Check out the famous South Falls and see what a 177-foot curtain of water looks like from behind. It’s part of the Trail of Ten Falls, a spectacular, nationally recognized hiking trail that weaves through a dense forested landscape. The trail passes a series of breathtaking waterfalls along a rocky canyon, and descends to a winding creek at the forest floor. This 7.2 mile loop is considered to be a moderate hike, with an overall elevation change of 800 feet.  Several connecting trails with separate access points make shorter routes. For everyone’s safety— absolutely no pets allowed on the Canyon Trail.  Pets on leash are allowed on all other trails.

Boots, bikes, paws, hooves: The park offers more than 35 miles of backcountry trails for mountain biking, hiking or horseback riding (see guided ride info below).  Bears and cougars live in the more remote park areas.

Daytime activities: The South Falls Day-use area has spacious lawns, barbecue stands, picnic shelters, tables, a playground, horseshoe pits, an off lead area for dogs, and a charming creek.  Ever since the opening day in 1933, visitors have been using these grounds for potlucks, family reunions and weddings.

Overnight: The main campground has tent sites, RV spots and cabins. Bring your horse and stay in the horse campground.  If you need an area for many people, the park also has group tent and RV camps, and the historic Youth Camp for up to 250 campers.  

The Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center offers a variety of amenities.  Relax and enjoy comfortable lodging within the wooded setting, or feast at the many catered specialty events.  Enjoy a preordered meal at the historic dining hall or order a box lunch to take on a hike or to your campsite. They also specialize in hosting special events! Visit silverfallslodge.com or call 866-575-8875.

Guided horseback rides: Silver Falls Riding Stables at Howard Creek offers five horseback rides daily through Sept. 29. Advanced reservation recommended. Visit silverfallslodge.com  for times and rates.