Due to high fire danger, all campfires and open flames are now banned at Marion County parks, including Bear Creek Campground and Park. The fire ban applies to wood and charcoal. Gas grills that can be turned off with a valve are still allowed but cannot be left unattended.
St. Louis Ponds
On April 21, 1976, the Oregon State Fish and Wildlife Commission deeded 21.87 acres in the center of their 260 acre warm water fish pond area to Marion County for a park. The St. Louis Ponds were cooperatively developed by Marion County, Oregon State Highway Department, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The park is the central focal point on the site. Major uses on the site are warm water fishing and dog training.
Facilities at a Glance
- Open March 1 - September 30
- 21.87 Acres
- Picnic Tables
- Water Activities
- ADA Accessible: Restroom, concrete pathway to fishing sites and picnic table
- No swimming and boating/floating allowed
- Day use only
- Smoking and alcohol are prohibited at all county parks (see
Marion County Code).
Day use hours vary and are determined by the
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.
Thirteen miles north of Keizer, take River Road (219) to St. Louis turnoff, east under crossing the railroad tracks, south to the site.
For More Park Information Contact:
5155 Silverton Rd.
Salem, OR 97305
For Fishing & Gun Use Information Contact:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Ave NE
Salem, OR 97303
When the park is closed and gated for the season (October 1 to February 28), hunters and fishermen who wish to hunt, fish, and/or train dogs may park their vehicles at the gate on Tesch Road and walk into the facility.
St. Louis Fish Ponds Park
Gervais, OR 97026
Park Open Seasonally:
March 1 - September 30