Monthly Archives: May 2015

Want to Learn a Park Secret?!

History Hunters Program Pic 2Of course you want to learn a secret!

Well, it’s not really a “secret” – it’s just something many people don’t know…

…You can come to a Silver Falls Evening Program in the Campground Amphitheater even if you aren’t camping at the park! 

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Grab your Flashlight and park your vehicle in the South Falls Day-Use Area
  2. Use the bridge to cross over Silver Creek next to the swimming area
  3. Take a left and follow the paved path across Highway 214 (watch for cars!) to the Campground Amphitheater (next to site #43)

Evening Programs start at 7:30 pm and the fun lasts for about 30-40 minutes – plenty of time to return to your parked vehicle before the gate closes at 9:00 pm during the summer months.  Don’t forget your flashlight for your return trip to your vehicle!

May 25-31, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE This Saturday’s Evening Program is about the man whose name is written all over the Pacific Northwest – David Douglas.  What adventures did he go on?  And why do so many Oregon trees bear his name?

Click the picture link to the left to see what else is going on this weekend at Silver Falls!


Ready, Set, …GO! for State Parks Day and the Silver Falls Challenge Race

38705 Silver Falls Inv Adv Flyer LR

State Parks Day including the Silver Falls Challenge Race is less than 2 weeks away – Saturday, June 6th!

Be sure to register before May 28th to run behind 2 waterfalls – South and Lower South Falls!  (See links below for registration fees.)

State Parks Day is also a day full of FREE activities at Silver Falls:

  • FREE Day-Use Parking and Overnight Camping (Call 800.452.5687 for reservations)
  • FREE BBQ while the tasty food lasts
  • FREE Guided Waterfall Tour
  • FREE Coloring Contest and Scavenger Hunt for the kids


Talks & Hikes Schedule: May 25-31

May 25-31, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE

Talks & Hikes Schedule: May 15-25

May 15-25, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE

Statesman Journal: “A Nice Day for Silver Falls Mother’s Day Fest”

IMG_2232Saerom Yoo, of The Statesman Journal, covered last weekend’s very popular event:


37th Annual Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival Pictures

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This Weekend: Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival

Mother's Day 2015 Wildflower Set-up

We’re almost ready – all we need is you!  This weekend’s weather is looking great for a trip up to Silver Falls to celebrate springtime nature and our cherished Mothers.

37th Annual

Mother’s Day

Birding & Wildflower Festival

Silver Falls State Park

Main Event:  10 am – 4 pm

And Other Guided Hikes and Presentations – see Event Guides and Directions below for details

2015 Mother’s Day Event Guide V1.2

2015 Mother’s Day Park Interior Directions V1.0

Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center Mother’s Day Brunch


Talks & Hikes Schedule May 1 – 14

May 1-14, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE