Natural Attractions


Reeder, North Unit, Walton, Collins and Warrior Point public beaches are located along the island’s north/east coast (Columbia River). Travel along NW Reeder Road’s last few miles past the end of the pavement (approx 4 miles down the road from Reeder Beach). Walton Beach and Warrior Point Beach are located on the north side of the island in Columbia County…  [read more]

Coon Point Viewpoint

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Howell Territorial Park

Portland-Metro maintains this 120-acre park where the region’s natural and cultural history come together in one serene pastoral setting.  Travel less than one mile off the bridge straight down Sauvie Island RoadHowell Territorial Park… [read more]

Oak Island

Oak Island is a grassy field graced by tall stands of oak trees at its edges and hemmed in by water on three sides; thereby, technically making it a peninsula… [read more]

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

12,000 acres of state-owned habitat for wintering waterfowl, swans, herons, sandhill cranes, bald eagles and 250 other species. Access is restricted during hunting season and spring… [read more]

Wapato State Greenway

A 1.5 mile walking path encircles Virginia Lake. Two birding viewpoints are located on the path around this small lake; one with a blind with slots at all heights which is great for looking and listening for songbirds and early waterfowl.  [read more under Virginia Lake heading]


Sturgeon Lake, Virginia Lake, Gilbert River, Columbia River, Multnomah Channel… [read more]