We are gearing up for our 39th Annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival this weekend, May 13th and 14th. Most of the activities this year will take place on Saturday, however there will be guided walks and nature sketching classes offered on Sunday as well. The native plant display in the South Falls Lodge, bird nest box building with the Salem Audubon Society, and the native plant sale will take place both Saturday and Sunday. Most activities take place in the South Falls Day-Use Area, but two guided bird hikes will be held elsewhere in the park – those locations are noted on the map below.
The event is free, but please note that a $5 daily parking permit is required; in addition, the Audubon Society charges a $5 materials fee for building bird nest boxes.
We look forward to seeing you for another great year of birding and wildflowers!
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
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!
The 37th Annual Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival is less than 2 weeks away! Check out what we have in store this year:
No registration is required for any event activities but please arrive early as hikes leave promptly at listed times.
About Friends of Silver Falls:
Volunteers inspired by the beauty and history of Oregon’s largest state park have been active here since the establishment of the park in 1933. In 1986, the citizens and park staff envisioned a mission and established the Friends of Silver Falls State Park, Inc. As a result, this private and public partnership has created a more meaningful park experience for the nearly one million annual visitors to the park, far beyond what state park funding alone can provide.
To further the educational and interpretive opportunities available to park visitors; to promote, preserve and enhance the historical, natural and recreational resources within the park; and to assist with park improvements and educational programs compatible with the nature of Silver Falls State Park.
Through the collaboration between the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and the Friends of Silver Falls (FOSF), the experience of park visitors and the general public will be enhanced, and the Park’s natural scenic, cultural, historic and recreational resources will be promoted and preserved.