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Join us for the Silver Falls Christmas Festival!


Join us Saturday, December 10 for the 39th Annual Silver Falls Christmas Festival! Please note that this year’s event is one day only. A more detailed schedule for the festival will be posted here at a later date, so be sure to check for updates!

4th of July Fun at Silver Falls

Over 100 people showed up to participate in our annual Independence Day Parade in the Silver Falls Campground! Spirits were high and decorations abounded as we snaked our way through the campground, joined by many of our community partners – staff from the Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center, the YMCA Camp Silver Creek, and the Drakes Crossing Volunteer Fire Department, and a special appearance by our Junior Ranger mascot, JR Beaver. Thanks to all who joined us – we hope to see you all again next year!

Trucks lined up

Stephanie and JR

JR shaking hands

And they're off

This Weekend: Birds, Wildflowers, & Mother’s Day Brunch

Saturday, May 7th

2016 Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guide Page 1 2016 Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guide Page 2 2016 Birding & Wildflower Park Interior Directions Page 1 2016 Birding & Wildflower Park Interior Directions Page 2

Sunday, May 8th


(Limited Seating Available, Reserve Your Spot Early)
Big Leaf Dining Hall at Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center

Adults $29.95 | Seniors $27.95 | Children ages 4-12, $14.95

Advanced reservation required.
Please call (866) 575-8875 for reservations.


Talks & Hikes: May 3-10

May 3-10, 2016 Program Flyer

38th Annual Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guides

2016 Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guide Page 1 2016 Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guide Page 22016 Birding & Wildflower Park Interior Directions Page 12016 Birding & Wildflower Park Interior Directions Page 2

38th Annual Birding & Wildflower Festival

Birding & Wildlflower Poster 2016

No Foolin’ Our Hikers!

I'm No Fool Hike Hands 2016

No Fool Top of South FallsNo Fooling 2016

Silver Falls is closed this weekend.

The ground under our waterfalls is from Washington.

Cars went over South Falls.

April Fools?

1- Fooling.  2 – No Fooling.  and 3 – No Fooling.

Our hikers didn’t believe our unfortunate online miscommunication that recently found it’s way to the web (yes, our day-use areas are open 7 days a week 8am – 9pm) but were surprised to discover that lava flows from eastern WA and OR brought our basalt rock layers we see today underneath our waterfalls.  And yes, cars were pushed over South Falls in 1928!

Happy April Fools Day from Silver Falls!

April Fools Day Hike

April Fools Day Hike Poster 2016

Talks & Hikes: March 31 – April 30

March 31-April 30, 2016 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE

WHOOOO had fun at the Owl Prowl?!

Owl Pellet Dissection 1We all had a real HOOT of a time learning all about owls last Saturday night at the Old Ranch.

Thirty-six eager owl prowlers learned what owls eat by dissecting pellets and then joined staff to practice calling for owls.  One lucky group heard a barred owl!

Old Ranch Moonlight Owl Pellet Dissection 3 Owl Pellet Dissection 2 Owl Cafeteria PresentationOwl Pellet Dissection 4