Get In The Water

Dated: July 12 2016

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Oregon summers are a water lover’s delight.  Our rivers and lakes provide great entertainment.

Sauvie Island

Sauvie Island is a favorite day trip for many Portlanders.  Sauvie Island is located on land that is surrounded by the Columbia River.  It’s unique location lures you from a city life mindset.  

  • Sandy beaches

  • Great Water views. and on the Washington state side, the

  • The Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Washington side of the river directly across from Collins Beach.  Sauvie Island is a great place to bird and nature watch.

  • Crane Lake and McNary Lake

  • You pick farms for berries, peaches and pumpkins, in season.

  • Gilbert Boat Ramp

Hagg Lake   

Hagg Lake is a popular destination for local boaters.  The 1,100 acre lake is located in Western Washington County at the base of the Coastal range. It is a popular triathlon training area.


  • For boat rental information contact :

  • 15 miles of hiking trails

  • Disc golf

  • Swimming

  • 2 boat launch areas

  • Stocked lake for fishing and a 165 foot pier

  • Near local wineries

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Blue Lake is unique that it is fed by underground springs.  The lake is in Multnomah County in Fairview.  This has been a popular spot for Portlanders looking to cool off for over 80 years.

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Boat Rental

  • Splash Park

  • Basketball court

  • Ball fields

  • Disc Golf

Oxbow Regional Park  

Oxbow Regional Park features easy access to the Sandy River.  The park is over 1,000 forested acres and located approximately 10 miles from Troutdale.   

Enjoy the many water activities in and near Portland. Do you seek the thrill of whitewater rapids on the upper Sandy River or the chill of floating on a raft ? Do you want to work out like a triathlete or just sit and stare at the water ?  Whatever you choose, there is something for everyone!

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Shawn Skinner

Your Portland Metro Broker with over 15 years experience Shawn remains continuously updated on market trends, financing and legal reforms, so he can help you make informed decisions. The real estat....

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