Monthly Archives: April 2015

37th Annual Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guides

The 37th Annual Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival is less than 2 weeks away!  Check out what we have in store this year:

2015 Mother’s Day Event Guide V1.2

2015 Mother’s Day Park Interior Directions V1.0

No registration is required for any event activities but please arrive early as hikes leave promptly at listed times.

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New South Falls Lodge Paintings

Artist in Residence, Peace, has completed his paintings.  They are awaiting your next visit to the South Falls Lodge here at Silver Falls State Park.

Peace’s life story includes more than works of art – his sincerity towards others shows:

Peace Artist: 6,000 miles of Art & Humanity an article by Audrey Lin of the DailyGood, October 2012

1 - Trail of Ten Falls

2 - South and North Falls 3 - Middle and North Falls 4 - Double Falls and Old Ranch 5 - South Viewpoint and Lower North Falls 6 - South Falls Lodge and Twin Falls 7 - Campground Covered Bridge and Drake Falls 8 - Lower South and Frenchie Falls 9 - Winter Falls and Upper North Falls 10 - South Falls and Swimming Area Bridge

Mother’s Day Brunch at Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center

Mother's Day Brunch 2015

Treat your Mom (and your family) to a day you won’t soon forget!  Reserve your seating for this year’s Mother’s Day Brunch at the Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center located in Silver Falls State Park.

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 10th
Seatings at 11am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.
Call (866) 575-8875 for reservations

SOLVE Event a Success & Spring Field Trips

IMG_2156Our State Park looks great!

Last weekend over 60 volunteers enjoyed the perfect weather while collecting over 200 pounds of invasive plants and over 30 pounds of litter and recycling from the trails.  Whew – that was some well-earned cookies and coffee!

This week marked the beginning of Spring Field Trip season with a local elementary from Keizer exploring the waterfalls and temperate rainforest.  Field Trip Planning Guide

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Wild Willamette Weather

South Entrance Sign April 14-15 2015 With WordsIn just one week Silver Falls had Winter, Spring, and Summer.  …and we always have the Falls! 

Snow on Tuesday and 70s on the weekend.  If you don’t like the weather in the Willamette Region during the Spring season just wait a few days!  This weekend looks like a beautiful weekend to visit The Falls.

This Weekend: Earth Day Clean-up Volunteer Event

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Enjoy majestic waterfalls and be a steward of our Earth!

SOLVE Volunteer Service Project

Saturday, April 18th; 10 am – 2 pm

Silver Falls State Park and SOLVE Oregon invite you and your friends & family to help take care of this special corner of our planet.  Volunteers will help keep our watershed clean and enable our native plants to thrive by collecting litter and removing invasive plants in the South Falls Day-Use Area and Canyon Trail.  Free parking passes, refreshments, and raffle prizes will be available for volunteers.  Follow posted signs to the South Falls Day-Use Area’s Main Parking Lot.



Flat Stanley Visits from New York!

Flat Stanley South FallsFlat Stanley is a 1964 children’s book written by Jeff Brown where the main character, Stanley Lambchop, is “flattened” on accident but fortunately can be mailed to his friends for a visit – even to Silver Falls State Park from New York State!  Flat Stanley Flat Stanley Project  Flat Stanley Books

Flat Stanley MapFlat Stanley making sure he doesn’t get lost

Flat Stanley Calypso OrchidStopping to admire a Calypso Orchid

Flat Stanley Historic District SignHanging out in the Historic District

Flat Stanley Ant HillOur western thatching ant hills are “mountains” to Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley Oregon GrapeAn Oregon Grape “forest?!”

Silver Falls Featured on OregonLive

Ron Campbell Lower South Falls 3 March 2015

The waterfalls of Silver Falls made the news again!

Today The Oregonian’s featured the Trail of Ten Falls:

April 7, 2015; Terry Richard/Staff
Photo:  Ron Campbell, March 2015

New South Falls Lodge Paintings Coming Soon!

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Silver Falls has an exciting project in the works.  Artist-in-Resident, Peace, (black vest) has been creating new paintings this offseason for the South Falls Lodge …so it’s out with the old and in with the new.  Friends Park Interpreter, Matt Palmquist, (blue vest) gives him a much needed hand.

Check back here to see his final masterpieces – or better yet, make the trip to South Falls Lodge as soon as the paintings are re-framed and hung up!  Coming soon…

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Easter Brunch at Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center

Easter Brunch 2015A beautiful, historic location… spending quality time with friends and family… AND a wonderful buffet?  Sounds like a great weekend plan!

Four Seating Times: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm – Sunday, April 5th