Monthly Archives: December 2015

First Day Hike!

First Day Hike Picture

Start your year off well by joining a guided hike with a ranger!

Who?  No minimum age but must be capable of hiking or being carried 3 miles with 270 feet elevation gain/loss

What?  Guided hike under South and Lower South Falls learning about the park’s natural history.

When?  January 1st meeting at 10 am till approximately Noon

Where?  Meet on the South Falls Lodge Porch and hike the Maple Ridge/Canyon Trail Loop

Why?  To enjoy the special place we call Silver Falls and cherish time with friends and family!

How?  No registration necessary.  For inclement weather notices regarding trail closures please check out the Silver Falls website:  Silver Falls Weblink

Postcards to Santa and Rudolph

2015 Christmas Festival Postcards

Happy Holidays from Silver Falls

Just in case these cute postcards don’t make the rush delivery to the North Pole, I’m sure Santa will check our blog!

Spring 2016 – Available Field Trip Dates

Our Spring 2016 Field Trip Calendar will fill up fast!  Please call today to reserve your field trip date.

Interpretation Office:  (503) 874-0201


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38th Annual Christmas Festival

Big TentSanta's Helper

This year’s Christmas Festival at Silver Falls was another big hit!  Well over 5,000 visitors braved the weather and enjoyed the weekend festivities.

A HUGE thanks goes to our many dedicated volunteers, partners, and staff.

The Statesman Journal also came up and graciously covered the activities:  Statesman Journal Link

Gingerbread CrafterAmeriCorps Reindeer ElfBell ChoirSanta HugCute CraftersWreath MakingRoundhouse BandStory TellingBird Nest Box Builder

This Weekend: 38th Annual Christmas Festival

Lodge ready for Christmas Festival

Your next favorite holiday tradition awaits at Silver Falls this Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 4pm daily.

The Historic District is decorated, free refreshments are ready, crafts are awaiting your creativity, and our bands and carolers are warming up.  Even our cougar is ready for the festivities!

…We just need you!

Festive Cougar

IMG_0156 2015 Christmas Festival Event Guide 1 Page

AmeriCorps in the News

AmeriCorps Bough Cutting

AmeriCorps in the Statesman Journal

This year’s AmeriCorps NCCC Team is quickly making their mark in the Willamette Region as they were featured in a recent Statesman Journal article by Justin Much.

Statesman Journal Article Link

It’s Beginning to Look a LOT like Christmas!


Reindeer CraftThe South Falls Historic District is becoming more festive each day!

Bring your family and friends and see all the decorations that our Friends of Silver Falls, AmeriCorps team, and staff have been busy preparing.

Candy Cane Lane Lyndsey Lights Lodge Porch DecoratingIMG_0131