There are no upcoming sessions for this event.
The information below likely applies to its last session on Dec 11, 2022.

Silver Falls Winter Festival

Silver Falls State Park South Falls day-use area and Smith Creek Village
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Join park staff and volunteers in a celebration of the winter season at Silver Falls. The festival will highlight the seasonal changes that can be seen in the winter. Activities will include the following:

  • Make a wreath at the Evergreen Picnic Shelter (South Falls day-use area)
  • Build a bird nest box or make a bird feeder in the Stone Kitchen Shelter (South Falls day-use area)
  • Attend a short educational talk or guided walk at the South Falls Theater (South Falls day-use area)
    • 11 am: Winter birds of Silver Falls (20-minute talk)
    • 12 pm: Learn to Love a Lichen (20-minute talk)
    • 1 pm: Winter Tree ID hike (1-hour hike, 1 mile)
    • 2 pm: Winter birds of SIlver Falls (20-minute talk)
    • 3 pm*: Winter Hibernators (20-minute talk *at Smith Creek Village)
  • Visit a Discovery Table near South Falls to learn about the waterfalls in winter or learn about winter animal tracks (South Falls day-use area)
  • Decorate a gingerbread cookie and take part in a scavenger hunt (Smith Creek Village, 1.5 miles from the South Falls day-use area)
  • Earn a commemorative Silver Falls ornament from taking part in at least 4 of the above activities

All activities are free, but a day-use parking permit is required. Permits cost $5 per day; annual permits, normally $30, are on sale for $25 in the month of December and are available at the park.