Molalla River Day-Use Site

• Molalla River Day-Use Site 2 is a secluded scenic river spot
• Large rock ledges serve as platforms to sunbath or jump into a deep pool

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Molalla River Day-Use Site 2 is a designated recreation site along the Molalla River Recreation Corridor, located 2.5 miles south of the Glen Avon Bridge. This is a great place to cool down on a hot summer day. The scenic secluded location is accessible by a flat trail from the turnout of South Molalla Forest Road.

The large rock ledges serve as platforms for relaxing, sunbathing, and jumping into the deep clean green water. There is a shallow area downstream as well. Typically, the water is cool even at the peak of the summer heat (67°F in August).

The Molalla River Trail System combines 25 miles of trails with various difficulty levels designated for mountain bikers, equestrians, and hikers.

Camping, open fires, and shooting are prohibited. Camping, picnic sites, restrooms, and drinking water are available in campgrounds and recreation areas nearby.

There is no garbage service at this site. Pack all your trash before leaving and carry it out.

No restroom at this site but there is a vault toilet 300 yards away at Ivor Davies Wayside.

Molalla River Day Use Site 2

Molalla River Day Use Site 2

Molalla River Swimming

Molalla River Swimming

Molalla River Day-Use Site 2 | Facts

Open: Year-round
Managed by: BLM
Location: Molalla River Recreation Area

Amenities: None
Activities: Swimming, fishing, hiking

Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Popularity: Light

Accommodations: Three Bears & Cedar Grove Campgrounds

Affordable vacation rentals for short and long term stay at Salem

Elevation: 680 ft (207 m)

Molalla River Day-Use Site 2 is located:

  • 10 miles southeast of Molalla
  • 37 miles east of Salem
  • 45 miles southeast of Portland.

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Day-Use Site 2

From I-5,

  • Take exit-271 and then turn left onto OR-214 toward Woodburn
  • Head 16 miles east along OR-214 then OR-211 to Mathias Road in Molalla
  • Bear right onto Mathias Road and follow 0.2 miles to S Feyrer Park Road
  • Turn left onto S Feyrer Park Road and continue for 1.7 miles to S Dickey Prairie Road
  • Turn right onto S Dickey Prairie Road and drive 5.3 miles to Glen Avon Bridge
  • Cross the bridge and bear left, continue on S Molalla Forest Road for about 3 miles to the destination on the left.

GPS: N 45°3.226' W 122°29.540' | 45.05376, -122.49233

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