What to do in Cascadia State Park

The first thing that strikes you when you arrive at Cascadia State Park, is the tranquility. While the park is quite large, there are barely two dozen campsites, making this a great spot for an intimate getaway.

The campground and east picnic area are open March- October. The west picnic area is open year-round.

Cascadia State Park offers visitors a pair of hiking trails give you a chance to explore the area. A .75 mile trail leads to the spectacular Soda Creek Falls. A newer trail ushers you through historic Douglas fir trees along the South Santiam River (a good place to fish and swim). Ruts from the historic Santiam Wagon Road are visible in the park (the trail was used as a military route in the 1800s). As well as mammal and bird watching.

Vital stats: Open March - November. 25 primitive sites (maximum site 35 feet); group tent (2 reservation areas). (503)854-3406 or (800) 551-6949.

Recreation
Cascadia offers opportunities for camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, viewing scenery, bird watching, viewing wildlife, and viewing historic and interpretive signs.

Location
Cascadia State Park is located off US 20, 14 miles East of Sweet Home.

Climate
Precipitation received annually accumulates to less than 10 inches of rain. Summer temperatures often reach 90 degrees in the lower elevations. Winters can be bitterly cold here, although there is little humidity. The mountains receive heavy precipitation and cool temperatures throughout the year. Conditions become more extreme the higher you climb. If visiting the region during the summer months be prepared for afternoon thunderstorms and chilly evening temperatures. Snow may be encountered on high country trails throughout the summer months.

Address
1115 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-1002

Phone: 541-997-3641

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