Monthly Archives: April 2016

Grand Opening! New Mountain Bike Trail

Catamount Trail opening flyer

And check out these videos of the Catamount Trail Construction from the Salem Area Trail Alliance:

Statesman Journal SATA Video Weblink

Artist in Residence: Year 2

Peace Painting Selection Pano ShotSilver Falls’ Artist in Residence, Peace, just completed his Year 2 project!

Ten beautiful works of art will be on display shortly at the Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center.  As you can see from the group selection process, we had the challenge of just picking 10 of Peace’s amazing work.  Check out this link for a video tour of Peace’s Old Ranch Studio:  Peace Studio Tour Link

Final Group Selection Final Selection Tour 1 Final Selection Tour 2

Earth Day Clean-up a HUGE (soggy) Success!

PSU Volunteers 2

Our Earth Day Clean-up was a HUGE success!

We had over 300 pounds of invasive plants removed from approximately 4 acres of the South Falls Day-use Area and Canyon Trail.  Volunteers were so enthusiastic that other visitors wanted to join in on the fun and asked where they could get bags to help pick up litter as well.  Future generations of Oregonians learned the great habit of helping keep our special places clean!

Camper Volunteers Scotch Broom Root Oregon Trail Recovery VoluntersPSU Volunteers Finished

Park “Secret” – Dogwood Meadow

Dogwood MeadowCan you find our beautiful Dogwood Tree blooming this weekend?  Good Luck!

Clue:  It is still growing in the same place as you see in this postcard.  The “Supervisor’s Cottage” or “Log Cabin” is no more, but you can still relax in a sunny meadow that was once our park manager’s “front lawn” in the South Falls Day-Use Area today.

Supervisor's Cabin Postcard