The park is sandwiched between two rivers, the Colombia River and the Sandy River, making it a great place for splashing around with your doggo. The park entrance and parking lot is located just off of Interstate 84, a few minutes northeast of Troutdale, where you'll find restrooms, and even doggy waste bags. From here, the adventure begins! There's a large network of trails that will bring you to different points along the river. The trails can get muddy do to the frequent rain in Portland, but the main gravel trail is fine to take even when it's wet. After working up a sweat on the trails, the Sandy River will be a beautiful sight!
As the name implies, the Sandy River has lovely sandy shores and shallow water. It's ideal for a game of fetch in the water, or roughhousing with some new furry friends, or teaching a puppy how to swim. There are beaches to enjoy along the larger, Colombia River as well, where you can lay out a towel or take a dip with your best pal.
Dogs are more than welcome to run and play off-leash, except for in the parking lot and within 100 feet of the Confluence Trail. There is no potable water here, so be sure to bring plenty for yourself and your parched pup. Please be sure to always pick up after Fido, and keep an eye out that he always stays respectful to other dogs, humans, and wildlife.
The Sandy River Delta is truly a puppy paradise!