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Situated within the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, Silver Falls State Park, located 25 miles east of Salem, exemplifies Oregon State Parks mission of excellence. A large forested landscape, boasted by world class waterfalls and nationally distinguished historic buildings, provides a variety of recreational opportunities for the whole family. Though the Trail of Ten falls may be the main allure, the diversity of outdoor recreation including picnicking, camping, fishing, swimming and wildlife observation, makes for a popular destination year round.
The Trail of Ten Falls is a designated National Recreation Trail, and lures photographers, hikers and waterfall enthusiasts alike. Listed as a moderate hike with 800-feet elevation variation, sturdy shoes and a camera are encouraged. Each of the three trail heads leading into the canyon starts atop of an over 100-foot waterfall. The descent into the pristine canyon begins within the canopy of towering Douglas-firs, as it meanders down to the undergrowth of ferns into the heart of the canyon, meeting up with the winding creek. Whether you are up for the full nine mile trek or a shortened journey, the Canyon trail is and enjoyable and beautiful hike as you as explore from one falls to the next. (Pets are prohibited on the Canyon Trail and connecting Maple Ridge and Winter Falls Trails.)
As the largest state park within Oregon, Silver Falls offers diverse opportunities for recreation with plenty of room for all visitors. For the equestrians, dog owners, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts, more than 25 miles of multi-use backcountry trails spread over the 9,000 acres offer a great escape.
The South Falls Day Use Area has spacious lawns, BBQ stands, picnic shelters, tables, playground, horse shoe pits, doggie off leash area, and charming creek that Silver Falls is famous for. Ever since the opening day in 1933; visitors have been using these grounds for potlucks, family reunions and weddings, all within a short walk to view the famous 177-foot South Falls.
The Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center offers a variety of amenities for all visitors to Silver Falls State Park. Relax and enjoy comfortable lodging within the wooded setting, swim at their pool (and spa) or feast at the many catered specialty events. Pre-ordered meals may be enjoyed at the historic dining hall or order a box lunch to take on a hike or to your campsite. They also specialize in hosting special events! For more information please visit: silverfallslodge.com or call 866-575-8875.
How do you camp? Whether it is in a RV, tent, rustic cabin, with a group, with your horse, at the youth camp or in a cabin, Silver Falls has it all. Specific details about group facilities can be found under FAQ.