Fernhill Wetlands

Fernhill Wetlands is located near the confluence of Gales Creek with the Tualatin River, just minutes from downtown Forest Grove. It’s a world-class destination for birders who come to see rare migratory birds and waterfowl. The site encompasses nearly 800 acres and attracts various wildlife, including herons, hawks, eagles, beavers, otters and mink. Amenities include public parking, restrooms, picnic shelter and short trails with viewing stands.

Ninety acres recently were transformed into treatment wetlands, with an ADA-accessible Water Garden featuring graceful wooden bridges and a great view. This is an ideal place to spot migratory birds and waterfowl; short trails and viewing stands make it easy to view the myriad wildlife. To protect the wildlife, dogs are not allowed.

Please note: Portions of Fernhill Wetlands are temporarily unavailable until early November 2017. Access to the Natural Treatment Wetlands is open during construction, and a portable restroom and limited parking are available.



Nature and Wildlife Types

Bird and Wildlife Watching