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 to jump into a deep pool

Molalla River Day Use Site 2

Molalla River Day Use Site 2

Molalla River Swimming

Molalla River Swimming

Molalla River Day-Use Site 2, located 2.5 miles south of the Glen Avon Bridge, 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 and jumping into the deep beautiful green water. There is a shallow area downstream.

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.

There are other excellent swimming spots along the Molalla River:

Molalla River Day-Use Site 2 | General Description

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

Services: None
Activities: Swimming, fishing, hiking
Accommodations: No camping

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

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
  • 106 miles northeast of Eugene.

Swimming hole rating: 3 out of 5
Body of Water: River
Water quality: Transparent
Current: Light to moderate
Depth: Deep and shallow
Beach: River rocks and rock formation
Water T° (summer): Cool to warm

Adventures Nearby


From I-5,

  • Take exit-271 for OR-214, and turn right onto OR-214 toward Woodburn
  • Head east along OR-211 then continue E Main Street in Molalla to Mathias Road
  • Turn right onto Mathias Road and follow to S Feyrer Park Road
  • Turn left onto S Feyrer Park Road and continue to S Dickey Prairie Road
  • Turn right and drive to Glen Avon Bridge
  • Cross the bridge and continue 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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