Weekly Schedule: July 13 – 20

As of Saturday, July 14th, the park is still open despite and active forest fire within the park. Historic Silver Falls Days is proceeding as scheduled. For more information about the fire, please call the registration booth at 503-873-8681 x 31.

Program Schedule: July 6 – 12

2018 Historic Silver Falls Days

Historic Silver Falls Days, our annual celebration of park and local area history, is fast approaching! Join us in the South Falls Day-Use Area July 14th and 15th from 10 am to 4 pm for a variety of family-friendly activities. A detailed guide of activities will be available here as well as at the park during the event.

New this year will be a Lumberjack Breakfast sponsored by the Friends of Silver Falls. It will take place at 8 am on Saturday, July 14th in the South Falls Lodge courtyard for a suggested donation of $5 per person.

Weekly Schedule: June 21 – 28

Campground programs are beginning this week! Take a look here at this week’s programs:

2018 Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival Event Guide

Below you will find the event guide for the 2018 Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival, to be held this weekend, May 12th and 13th. Please note that most of the event takes place from 10 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, but with some activities occurring before or after those times.

For more information, call 503-874-0201 or e-mail matt.palmquist@oregon.gov.

40th Annual Birding and Wildflower Festival

The 40th Annual Silver Falls Birding and Wildflower Festival will be held on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12-13, 2018. Join local experts for guided wildflower and birding walks, live raptor presentations, nature sketching classes, and Mother’s Day Crafts. Visit the South Falls Lodge to see an extensive native plant display and shop for native plants at our native plant sale at the South Falls Nature Store.

A more detailed schedule of events will be posted here in the weeks leading up to the event.

We hope to see you there!

2018 Silver Falls Owl Prowls

Please note: Registration has closed for the March 24 Owl Prowl. The event is full.

Join park rangers for an evening of owling!

We will begin with an indoor presentation, “All About Owls,” and an owl pellet dissecting activity, for those who are interested. After the sun has set, we will embark on a short, ½-mile round trip hike to call for owls. This can require some patience, so it may not be suitable for children under 5 years of age. This portion of the event usually lasts 30-45 minutes, so be sure to dress warmly and be prepared for the weather. A flashlight is also recommended, as we will be walking over some even terrain.

These events are free but require preregistration, and space is limited. Register at the park store here.

The February 24 and March 24 Owl Prowls will be held at the Old Ranch; the March 10 Owl Prowl will be held at the North Falls Meeting Hall.

This park requires a day-use parking permit, which may be purchased at the park for $5. You also may purchase a 12-month or 24-month parking permit from the online Park Store.

Christmas Festival Event Guide

Just one week to go until the 40th Annual Silver Falls Christmas Festival! Park staff and volunteers are keeping busy preparing and decorating the park for the event. See below for a detailed schedule of the event’s activities.

Ranger Brad putting lights on the tree


Park Staff and volunteers making decorations for the Lodge

Celebrate “Green Friday” at Silver Falls!

Celebrate the day after Thanksgiving with free parking at Oregon State Parks on November 24th! The Oregon State Parks Foundation and Friends of Silver Falls will be providing free snacks and hot drinks at Silver Falls beginning at 10 am. More information can be found here:


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We hope to see you at the park!

“Green Friday” 2016

2017 Silver Falls Christmas Festival

We are busy getting ready for our 40th Annual Silver Falls Christmas Festival! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 11am-4pm in the South Falls Day-Use Area with additional activities at the Silver Falls Conference Center. We will be posting more detailed event information here within the next few weeks, so stay tuned!