Monthly Archives: March 2015

Logging the Old-fashioned Way

Both Teams ReadyOld Meets New

Each year rangers identify hazard trees that need to be removed in order to keep our park safer and healthier.  This year we took the old-fashioned approach with the help of two teams of draft horses from Mill Creek Carriages of Aumsville, OR.  Even though the horses are moving logs weighing over a ton, they can maneuver around other vegetation better than an excavator.  Some trees were left for habitat while the ones pulled out by the horses will be milled to repair and build structures in not only Silver Falls State Park but other Oregon State Parks as well.

And it’s always nice to see our heritage brought back to life here at Silver Falls!

Around the Corner Pulling Down the Bike Path P1060185 P1060155 Heading uphill for Logs DSCN1474 DSCN1460 Carl Shepherd with Team

Statesman Journal: “Oregon Top 5: Best easy hikes at Silver Falls State Park”

South Falls Picture Lace up your hiking boots! 

Zach Urness of the Statesman Journal compiled an excellent list of 5 great hikes here at Silver Falls:

Sunset Magazine: “Northwest: 27 Best Campgrounds”

P1040016The secret’s out – camping at Silver Falls State Park is awesome!

Check out Sunset Magazine’s article to see where Silver Falls made it on their list: “Silver Falls State Park in Winter: 3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Now”

South Falls Sunset Mike 2013 Check out a recent online article from

Special Group Tours

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