The Sandy River Delta Park is truly an off-leash puppy paradise in Portland. It's known by many as Thousand Acres, as this area covers 1400 acres of wetlands, open fields, and trails, between the Colombia River and the Sandy River. Your four-legged adventure companion can scamper alongside you on the trails off-leash, just like nature intended.
The park entrance and parking lot is located just off of Interstate 84, a few minutes northeast of Troutdale. It's a large parking lot, but can fill up quickly on a beautiful day. Here you'll find restrooms, doggy waste bags, and the start of your adventure on the expansive network of trails. These trails include Boundary, Meadow, Ranch Dike, Old Channel, and Confluence Trails. Doggos need to be leashed within 100 feet of the Confluence Trail, but otherwise are allowed off-leash. The trails are made up of gravel and dirt, and can get muddy do to the frequent rain in Portland. You may want to bring a towel to avoid muddy paw prints in your car!
On your travels, you'll be surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery, and come across a wide variety of flora and fauna. You may even be favored with great views of Mount Hood on a clear day. After working up a sweat on the trails, your pupper can take a dip in the Sandy River, or the larger Columbia River. 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, roughhousing with some new furry friends, or even teaching a puppy how to swim.
There is no potable water here, so be sure to bring plenty for yourself and your doggo. Please make use of the waste bags provided to pick up after Fido, and be sure that he always stays respectful to other creatures, including dogs, humans, and wildlife.
The expansive off-leash freedom of Sandy River Delta Park will have your pupper leaping for joy!