Check out the new Silver Falls State Park blog and discover what’s happening at The Falls!
The Silver Falls State Park blog will soon be replacing the Friends of Silver Falls blog you see here, so be sure to follow the new Silver Falls blog for everything going on at The Falls.
Bring the whole family and join us for the 37th Annual Christmas Festival at Silver Falls State Park on December 13th and 14th from 11 am – 4 pm daily. Please download a copy of the Event Guide and plan a whole day of holiday fun at The Falls!
Bring the whole family for a night of stargazing at the Old Ranch on Saturday, August 30th form 9 pm to Midnight!
Silver Falls State Park, the Friends of Silver Falls, and Salem’s NightSky 45 Astronomy Club would like to invite you to join us for a night of stargazing at the Old Ranch on Saturday, August 30th from 9pm – Midnight.
This summer history comes alive at Silver Falls! Join us this Saturday and Sunday, July 12th and 13th from 10 am – 4 pm to the South Falls Day-Use area at Silver Falls State Park for the 5th Annual Historic Silver Falls Days.
New this year on Sunday will be a draft horse logging demonstration followed by horse-drawn wagon rides. Bring the whole family and watch artisans perform their historic trades, listen to storytellers, join in old fashioned games, browse local historical society displays, learn about local Native American history, marvel at antique cars (Saturday only), and even root for loggers using antique tools. You can also hear the amazing story of a daredevil, Al Faussett, who went over South Falls in a hand-made canoe – from his own great grandson! Participate in a race commemorating this event by purchasing miniature canoes released over the falls – the fastest canoes win prizes each day!
Looking for a relaxing and energizing activity where you can enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest? Join Earl McCollum on his Thursday hikes in the Mist Zone at 2 p.m. at Silver Falls State Park. All interested parties, young and old meet at the Main Lodge in the South Falls Day Use area. Be ready to learn about what’s growing under your feet, as well as what towers over your head – then if you’re lucky you can cool down under South Falls. Earl says now is the best time since so many wildflowers are blooming.
The Western Trillium is an early bloomer with 3 white petals and 3 broad leaves. The flowers turn pink to purple as they age.
The Calypso Orchid is a delicate single pink flowered plant that grows in the damp shade of the Doug Firs. The Red Flowering Currant, Oregon Grape,
Yellow Wood Violet
Yellow Wood Violet, and Salmonberry are among others that are currently blooming. Call 503-873-8735 during the week for information about this and other hikes.
Tway Blade Orchid NW
2014 Mother’s Day Event Guide
Hot off the press! Another fun-filled schedule is all set for the Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival at Silver Falls State Park on May 10th & 11th. Be sure to contact Silver Falls State Park to pre-register for these FREE activities:
– Owl Prowl Kickoff on Friday, May 9th from 8-10pm at the Old Ranch
– Guided birding walks with professional birding guide, Steve Shunk
– Sketching Classes with professional illustrator, Christine Elder
Saturday and Sunday’s pre-registered activities are listed in the Event Guide with ** next to the description.
503-873-8681 ext 24