This is a wonderful island. Lots to do all year around, pumpkin patch, corn maze, strawberry Traveling with our family in July and they needed a place to part their fifth wheel for a couple of Sauvie Island pronounced "Sophie's" Island by locals is a diked-in farm, wildlife and sporting area just below the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Once subject to spring flooding, it now produces a tremendous amount of fresh produce for the Portland metro area. Its a great place to go to see wildlife, or just spend some time in a relaxing rural area.
When swimming season is over or when a beach's water quality data has not been updated frequently enough weekly it goes into historical status. This means that rather than displaying current data it displays the beach's average water quality for that year. We may manually set the status for a specific beach if we have concerns about the sampling protocol, if there is an emergency, if monitoring practices don't exist or have recently changed, or other reasons that render this site "special. Sauvie Island offers plentiful wildlife amongst an agricultural community that is littered with recreation opportunities.
For more information go to ODFW website. Note: If you have not already purchased a daily or yearly parking permit, you will need to do so. They are available at the general store at the base of the bridge as you cross the river channel. Be sure to place this on your dash when you park at the beach. Warrior Point Beach pictured below is accessible by boat or a 3.
Sauvie Island is about 20 minutes from downtown Portland. The nude beach is 12 miles from the Sauvie Island Bridge. We'll meet at Gate 2 or Gate 3, which ever one has the porta-john set up next to it. You may want to wear long pants to protect from the brambles, but feel free to strip off while collecting trash on the beach itself.