Category Archives: In the News

Celebrate “Green Friday” at Silver Falls!

Celebrate the day after Thanksgiving with free parking at Oregon State Parks on November 24th! The Oregon State Parks Foundation and Friends of Silver Falls will be providing free snacks and hot drinks at Silver Falls beginning at 10 am. More information can be found here:

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We hope to see you at the park!

“Green Friday” 2016

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

Silver Falls Trail Run Results

50K Start from State Park Pace Truck


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Race Results

Statesman Journal Article

A Silver Falls Blogger Review: Pop Up Road Trip 2015

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“Kudos to the Oregon Parks System!  They really have it going on!”

– The Pop Up Princess

Earlier this summer an awesome Arizona family visited Silver Falls and wrote this thoughtful review.  Check out their adventures through the Pop Up Princess Blog:


“Interpretative ranger boosts Silver Falls’ vocabulary” [Statesman Journal]

3-16-15 Matt Palmquist

Once again the Statesman Journal and Zach Urness wrote an excellent article about Silver Falls.  Their recent article covers our very own Matt Palmquist, Friends of Silver Falls Park Interpreter.

To learn more about our newest full-time team member, check out the story here:

6th Annual Historic Silver Falls Days Brings Out Families

Logging Demo Area 2015

Brandon Southward of the Statesman Journal wrote an excellent article about all the fun our visitors had this past weekend at Historic Silver Falls Days.  We hope you all can make it [again] next year!

Silver Falls NATIONAL Park?

Silver Creek Falls Group

It could have been…

Zach Urness of the Statesman Journal recently wrote an article detailing why Silver Falls originally did not become a National Park and instead became our cherished Oregon State ParkThe picture above is from June Drake, a local Silverton photographer, who played a key role in promoting the park during the early National Park proposals.

Silver Falls still has a lasting legacy from the National Parks Service as seen in our rustic architecture designed by the NPS – all our buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places – including the South Falls Lodge and Silver Creek Youth Camp to name but a few.

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:


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

Before Spring Break is Over…

Tiger LilyZach Urness of the The Statesman Journal recently featured the wildflowers of Silver Falls in his article “Four adventures for spring break