The purchase of this area, with the assistance of Land and Water funds, was made to preserve a beautiful and breathtaking scenic area. The area is forested, and at the falls site, the Little North Fork of the Santiam River plunges over a rock outcropping about 30 feet to a pool beneath. Only the minimum development of the popular area has been undertaken. Emphasis has been placed on the preservation of the natural beauty of the site. The Bureau of Land Management owns the land on two sides of the park and is interested in ultimately developing the entire area.
Wildfire Recovery Efforts
The long-term goal for Marion County Parks is to redevelop in a way that anticipates how the public will recreate in the future, while also building climate and environmentally resilient parks that future generations can enjoy.
Parks has been presented with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to start fresh and forge a new vision for recreation in the Santiam Canyon. This vision will provide diverse recreational opportunities and create a sustainable parks program that benefits the region and visitors.
You can explore the current recovery plan now.
Santiam Canyon Parks Recovery Plan
Facilities at a Glance
SALMON FALLS IS CLOSED DUE TO WILD-FIRE DAMAGE
- Day Use Only - Open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- 22.62 Acres
- Picnic Tables
- Water Activities
- Hiking Trails
- ADA Restroom
Smoking and alcohol are prohibited at all county parks (see
Marion County Code).
PARKING PASSES ARE NOT CURRENTLY BEING SOLD. THE PARK AND NORTH FORK ROAD ARE CLOSED DUE TO FIRE DAMAGE.
Salmon Falls County Park Map
Travel approximately forty miles east from Salem on Hwy 22. One mile above Mehama, turn left onto North Fork Road. Salmon Falls Park is located fourteen miles up the road from Hwy 22.
For More Information Contact:
5155 Silverton Rd.
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 588-5036
Salmon Falls Park
34500 North Fork Rd SE
Mehama, OR 97358
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
May 1 - October 31
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PLEASE NOTE: Google's map of Salmon Falls Park has incorrect property boundaries. Please refer to the map above to identify areas open to the public so as not to trespass on private property.