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Boating in Molalla State Park
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Boating in Molalla State Park
Description - Imagine combining a scenic drive, hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing and a ferry ride all in one location. You can do it all at Molalla River State Park near Canby, Oregon.

This natural area sits at the confluence of the Willamette, Molalla and Pudding rivers. The floodplains of these rivers provide important habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, deer, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. One of the largest blue heron rookeries in the Willamette Valley is located here.

Attractions - Molalla River State Park has grassy field areas for picnics and games and a pet exercise area where you can let your dog run off leash. Fishing is a popular activity, and a boat ramp gives you convenient river access. No boat? You can cross the river on the Canby Ferry, located a quarter mile downstream. It's one of three ferries still in operation on the Willamette River. Fruit, vegetable and flower stands abound seasonally in some of the finest farmland in Oregon.

Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park as a first-come, first-served customer. A fee is charged to reserve the day-use area.

Recreation - Molalla River State Park offers opportunities for picnicking, boating, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, bird watching and attending historic programs.

Climate - Climate in this region changes with elevation. The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations and as wet heavy snow in the higher elevations. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long. Late spring, summer and early autumn bring the best chance for clear, sunny days and bring moderate temperatures.

Location - Molalla River State Park is located on Canby Ferry Road, 2 miles north of Canby in the Willamette Valley region.


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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The facilities are wide open and they have had Civil War reanactments on the fields. The Canby High school also uses the grounds for the home cross country running meets.


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Contact Information:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial Street NE , Salem, OR, 97301-1002, Phone: 800-551-6949

Additional Information:
Oregon State Parks - Oregon's State Parks offer beautiful settings for outdoor recreation activities including camping, yurt or cabin stays, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing boating, wildlife viewing and much more.
Portland Metro Area - Portland is a city of outstanding public art, dozens of urban parks and green spaces, a lively downtown, and a world-class transportation system. Its parks, rivers and nearby forests offer excellent outdoor recreation opportunities.
Willamette Valley - The Willamette Valley lies to the south of Portland and takes its name from the river that flows through it. The valley lies between the Coast Range and the Cascades.

Links:
Molalla River State Park - Official agency website.

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