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Historic Silver Falls Day Event Guide

Join us this Saturday, July 9th, for Historic Silver Falls Day! Events will run from 10am to 4pm and are all located in the South Falls Day-Use Area.

2016 Historic Silver Falls Day Event Guide FOR BLOG


Historic Silver Falls Day is Saturday, July 9th!

Join us on Saturday, July 9th for the 7th Annual Historic Silver Falls Day! A more detailed event guide will be posted here later in the week.

40616 Silver Falls Days Flyer

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

April Fools Day Hike

April Fools Day Hike Poster 2016

The Bygone Days, Part 2

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Check out this Oregon State Parks Guide from the 1930s.

Our Friends of Silver Falls Park Interpreter, Matt Palmquist, estimates this vintage gem was produced between 1939 and 1943 due the newest park listed, Azalea State Park, being added into our state park system in 1939.  Champoeg State Park was originally under the “State Board of Control” until 1943 when it officially became a part of the Oregon State Park “family.”1930s Oregon State Parks Guide_Page_21930s Oregon State Parks Guide_Page_31930s Oregon State Parks Guide_Page_41930s Oregon State Parks Guide_Page_51930s Oregon State Parks Guide_Page_6


This Weekend: Pedal Program! (aka Bike Tour)

Apples to Apples Bike Tour Aug 15Grab your bike and join a ranger for a bike tour this weekend at Silver Falls State Park!  The Apples to Apples Historic Bike Tour takes you on a paved bike path visiting 2 historic orchards and challenges you to see if you would have had what it took to be a homesteader and a park builder.

Saturday, August 22

10 am

Meet at Campground Entrance with your bike

90 minutes, 2 miles ONE WAY

(Visitors are free to continue riding remainder of 2 mile bike loop at end of bike tour)

Kids 12 and under with chaperones

:::::*NOTE:::::  Non-campers are welcome but we ask that you park your vehicle with a valid parking pass in the South Falls Day-Use Area and ride your bikes to the Campground via the bike path located on the far side of Silver Creek.

History Comes Alive!

This weekend step back through time and explore the bygone days of Silver Falls at the 6th Annual Historic Silver Falls Days.

Sat/Sun July 11 – 12

10 am – 4 pm

South Falls Day-Use Area

New this year will be a farrier (horseshoe-maker) and a bluegrass band each day.  Mill Creek Carriages (pictured above) will be here again on Sunday with their draft horses.  Check out the video above from their traditional horse-logging this past February here at Silver Falls.

And of course your other favorite activities are here again on the Event Guide below.

2015 Historic Silver Falls Days Event Guide 1 Page

Talks & Hikes: July 5-13

July 5-13, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE 1 July 5-13, 2015 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE 22015 Historic Silver Falls Days Event Guide 1 Page

2015 Historic Silver Falls Days Event Guide

2015 Historic Silver Falls Days Event Guide 1 Page

6th Annual Historic Silver Falls Days

Historic Silver Falls Days Poster 2015