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.
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.”
Grab 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
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.
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.