Dabney State Recreation Area

  Construction Advisory 06/22/17
The Portland Water Bureau and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are restoring key habitat for threatened salmon and steelhead at Dabney State Recreation Area this summer. The Dabney Large Wood Placement Project is a stream habitat restoration project that will increase off-channel habitat in Springwater Creek, a tributary to the Sandy River. Juvenile salmon and steelhead will find refuge in the pools and gravel under the large logs that will be placed in the stream channel. Once the project is complete, native trees and vegetation will be planted in the surrounding riparian areas. · Logs will be placed in the stream channel using a helicopter starting the week of July 17. · Site construction and restoration will take place from July 17 through the first week of August. For more information go to www.Portlandoregon.gov/water/salmonhabitat
Major park features and activities.  ADA means some or all are ADA accessible.

  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Boat Ramp
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Fishing

 
Major Park Features:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Boat Ramp
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Fishing

What is going on at Dabney in summer 2017?

The Portland Water Bureau and Oregon State Parks are restoring key habitat for threatened salmon and steelhead at Dabney State Recreation Area this summer.  The Dabney large Wood Placement Project is a stream habitat restoration project that will increase off-channel habitat in Springwater Creek, a tributary to the Sandy River.  Juvenile salmon and steelhead will find refuge in the pools and gravel under the large logs that will be placed in the stream channel.  Once the project is complete, native trees and vegetation wll be planted in the surrounding riparian areas.

  • Logs will be placed in the stream channel using a helicopter starting week of July 17
  • Site construction and restoration will take place from July 17 through the first week of August.

For more information please go to: www.portlandoregon.gov/water/salmonhabitat

Dabney State Park offers 138 acres of active and passive recreation on the outskirts of the Portland metropolitan area, and has been a popular swimming and picnic spot for over 50 years.  Activities include fishing, boating, rafting, tubing, sun-tanning on the beach, picnicking, bird watching, and nature walks.  Bicyclists frequently begin or end their trips on the Historic Columbia River Highway at Dabney.  Fishermen like the deep turns and cobbled bottoms of the Sandy River, going after salmon and steelhead. 

The main picnic area at Dabney is shaded, has BBQ grills, and located near the beach.  The picnic and beach areas are extremely popular in the summer months.  Other picnic tables and grills are located throughout the park.  The park has one reserve able picnic shelter, with electricity, to accommodate events up to 50 people.  The disc golf course at Dabney is popular year-round, and remains one of the most technical and challenging courses in the Northwest.  No pets are permitted in the park which is enforced.  Alcohol is allowed in the park, but not below the Stark Street Bridge.


PARK HOURS 6 am - 10  pm

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