Thousand Acres is not a true dog park. Though most users are dog owners, the area is open to many other users, and it is important that all dog owners respect the visitors without dogs. The best way to keep the delta accessible is to respectfully share the area with the birders, horse riders, cyclists, and hunters who all use the area.To visit Sandy River Delta Park on your trip to Troutdale, use our Troutdale trip planner.
The Sandy River Delta is part of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and is managed by the USFS. The Friends of the Sandy River Delta assists the Forest Service in management of the Delta. Much of the trail maintenance including brush clipping, gravel surfacing, and the waste cans are all done by volunteers.
Please be considerate with your dog waste.
1. Please pay attention to your dog, and pick up the waste. This is particularly important in and around the parking lot.
2. Please do not leave bags at signposts, or along trails. Dispose of them properly in the garbage cans located around the site.
3. Please don’t let your dog dig in the meadows. A single dog digging in a little used field is fun, but many dogs digging in a heavily used area has a tremendous impact. We need to all consider how much use the Delta gets, and consider the best guarantee continued access is to reduce the collective impact.
Sandy River Delta Park reviews
Fun place for families, Trails to hike. Fishing and boating. We walked along the river. Found a couple of agates. Was a nice way to spend the afternoon, more »
This is a nice spot with a ton of fun to be had. Easy walking, close to the water therefore close to what you want when you first stopped. Enjoy your relaxing time while here, we did.. more »
This park is a dog's dream. Locally called Thousand Acres, it seemingly goes on forever. Technically, the main, large path is not off leash, but just about everywhere else is. There is a network of small trails running through the woods in all directions. There is a lot of easily accessed riverfront where dogs can get in and out on the Sandy river side. So far, all the Columbia access I've seen has been pretty muddy. There's plenty of room for a lot of dogs. On this last trip (a Sunday in mid August), the parking was overflowing (which is typical) and I must have seen over 50 dogs at different points on the trail and playing in the water, but it never feels crowded. It's huge. It's also fun for kids to go play in the river. Be careful! It can go from a shallow slope with slow water to deep and fast running very quickly. You owe it to your dog to go.
We love this park for our kids and dog. It is an off leash space with tons of room to roam. There's also several river spots for splash, swimming, and water play. Because dogs are off leash, your dog should be able to play well with others and kids should know how to behave around strange dogs. Be prepared to pick up, carry, or stroller small kids. Off road strollers do well here. The trails are pretty flat. Some climbing/scrambling to get to some river spots. River can be deep, strong currents, hidden snags, etc, so be cautious and wear a life vest. Dogs should be strong swimmers. Lots of sun, wind, and warm in the summer. Lots of mud in the winter. Bring a towel & extra water! They do have a pit toilet restroom and several picnic tables if you want to make a day of it.
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