The Sauvie Island Community Association is run by volunteers and funded by sponsorships and donations. View a full list of our sponsors here. Become a sponsor today

All Natural Meats Locally raised grass fed and finished beef
Pipsqueak Nursery Small orchard and nursery specializing in heirloom apple varieties.
Fazio AG LLC 4th generation Farm
West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Dist Helping residents improve water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat.
WisnerCreative WisnerCreative design studio creates graphics, books, and gardens.
Sauvie Island Farms "Pick Your Own" berries, peaches, veggies, flowers and Christmas trees.
Sauvie Island Community Church We are a non-denominational Christian community church.
ZenBusiness Start and Grow Your Side Hustle or Dream Business
Spruce Up NW Local experts in roofing and exterior maintenance for Sauvie Island

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a parking permit?

Parking permits are required on Sauvie Island to park in all wildlife areas on the island. Permits can be purchased at:

  • Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife – 18330 NW Sauvie Island Road – 503.621.3488
  • The Cracker Barrel Store – 15005 NW Sauvie Island Road
  • Reeder Beach RV Country Store – 26048 NW Reeder Road
  • 7-11 Convenience Store – 11310 NW St. Helens Road (off Island)
  • Topaz Farm – 17100 NW Sauvie Island Road

Daily permits: $10; Annual permits: $30. For more information, visit the ODFW website.

Is there a gas station on the island?

No. There are gas stations in Linnton (2 mi south of the bridge) and in Scappoose (9 mi north).

Are there public restrooms on the island?

Restrooms are extremely limited. Most of these are porta-potties, but they are cleaned frequently.

  • Sauvie Island Bridge parking lot
  • + Howell Territorial Park
  • + Multnomah Channel Boat Ramp, NW Ferry Road
  • Hadley’s Landing in Wapato State Greenway (accessible only by boat or to hikers)
  • Parking area for Coon Point on Reeder Road
  • Reeder Tract parking lot, where Dairy Creek crosses underneath Reeder Road.
  • Parking area for Willow Bar, off Reeder Road
  • ODFW’s East Side Check Station at the intersection of Reeder and Rentenaur.
  • + Wildlife viewing platform on Reeder Road before you get to Rentenaar Road.
  • Grandma’s Kitchen parking lot at the west end of Rentenaaer Road
  • Several along the parking areas for the Columbia River beaches
  • Gilbert River Boat Ramp (off Reeder Road)
  • Trailhead to Warrior Point (End of Reeder Road)
  • *Haldeman Pond on Oak Island
  • + Oak Island trailhead
  • + Steelman Lake parking area (Just after Sauvie Island Road turns to an unpaved road)
  • *+ Big Eddy handicapped fishing platform (off the unpaved portion of Sauvie Island Road.)
  • * One each of two dog-training areas on the unpaved portion of Sauvie Island Road.

* indicates they are in areas on the wildlife area that are closed to the general public from October 1 to April 30.
+ designates handicapped accessible.

The larger farm stands (The Pumpkin Patch and Topaz Farm) have bathroom facilities open to customers only.

Are dogs welcomed on the island?

Most walking areas, Wapato State Greenway, public beaches and farm stands allow dogs but require pets be on leash. Howell Territorial Park does not permit pets due to maintenance upkeep, wildlife safety and organic gardens in close proximity to its boundaries. Not all the farm stands allow dogs, even on leashes. Please check with each farm for their individual policy.

Do you have a calendar of seasonal produce availability?

You can visit Tricounty Farm Fresh for an approximation of what is in season. Most farms on the island publish their specific in-season information on their websites.

Are there a stores or other places to get something to eat or drink on the island?

Yes; however, food options are limited and there are no public drinking water sites. Food can be obtained at:

  • Reeder Beach RV Park and Country Store – 26048 NW Reeder Rd.
  • Cracker Barrel Convenience store – 15005 NW Sauvie Island Rd.
  • Island Cove Cafe – 31421 NW Reeder Rd.

Are the beaches and lakes open year-round?

Public beaches are open all year. Lakes are open April 16 through September 30; they close in winter time corresponding with hunting season. More information is available through ODFW.

Is camping allowed; are there camping sites?

No camping is allowed on the island or beaches; there are two RV parks.

Are bonfires allowed on beaches?

Open fires are not allowed on beaches. Fire threat level is posted on Bridge.

When are wildlife areas open?

April 16 through September 30 each year. Many wildlife areas are closed during hunting season, October to April. More information is available through ODFW. Remember you will need a parking permit to access Wildlife areas.

Can wedding receptions be held on Sauvie Island?

Yes; however, in permitted, designated areas only.

The grounds of Howell Territorial Park can be rented through Metro Parks and Greenspaces. Phone: 503-797-1850, option 2.

The Sauvie Island Grange Hall, located at 14443 Charlton Road, is available for weddings, family reunions, etc. Go to their website for more information.

Is the Bybee Howell House open to the public?

It is closed until further notice; however, the grounds on which it sits, Howell Territorial Park, is open.

Is there an island road map?