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Dodge Park

  • Fishing is very popular at Dodge Park Anglers are attracted to this confluence near Portland.

  • Net fishing was once popular at Dodge Park - Photo from 1966 Now fisherman dip their hooks almost year round at Dodge Park.

  • Swimming at Dodge Park has been popular for decades! Do you prefer to swim in the Sandy or Bull Run?

  • Sandy River Bridge at Dodge Park "Picnic Train" taken about 1912-13

NOTICE: Dodge Park is now open daily from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. While enjoying Dodge Park please be mindful of all physical distancing guidelines, wash or sanitize your hands when possible, and please be aware of others needs to be recognized at all times.  

Located at the confluence of the Sandy and Bull Run rivers, Dodge Park is a playground in Portland’s backyard. Just 20 miles east of Portland, the park offers year-round picnicking, fishing, and boating. The Portland Water Bureau has a watershed maintenance facility nearby. Click here to view directions and a map to Dodge Park.

Day Use
After the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted Dodge Park will be open for day use year-round and fee-free.  It offers a unique site for fishing and picnicking. Picnic sites boast tables and grills. There is a children’s playground and portable sanitary facilities available year round.

Dodge Park no longer offers camping.

Community Hall
The Community Hall is no longer available for rent.

Boat Launch
Dodge Park is one of many launch sites for the 38 river miles that make up the Sandy River Water Trail. Boaters are allowed to leave a shuttle vehicle overnight at Dodge Park under the following conditions:

October 1 through Memorial Day weekend

Boaters must call Portland Water Bureau Security at 503-823-6084 and provide the following information:

  • Date of drop off
  • Date of pick up
  • Make, model and license plate number of vehicle
  • Name and cell phone number of vehicle driver
  • Access to the Park will be from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. No access will be provided during hours gate is locked.

May 15 through Oct. 1:

  • Boaters must park their cars at a site designated by Camp Host. If Camp Host is not available, boaters must park their vehicles outside Dodge Park gates.
  • Access to the park will be from dawn to dusk daily until Oct. 1. No access will be provided during hours gate is locked.