Silver Falls, Oregon’s Largest State Park, Has Reopened for Day Use and Hiking
Cooped up hikers who’ve been eager to get their waterfall fix now have an option that’s just 90 minutes south of Portland: Silver Falls State Park is back open. Oregon State Parks began allowing visitors to access the site, which is just about 20 miles east of Salem, starting this morning. What’s often referred to as the “crown jewel” of the agency’s system isn’t operating at full capacity just yet. While trailheads and two day-use areas, South Falls and Howard Creek, are open; the visitor center, park store and overnight facilities remain closed for the time being.