Fernhill Wetlands

Clean water, naturally

Fernhill Wetlands is part of more than 700 acres in Forest Grove owned by Clean Water Services and managed in partnership with the City of Forest Grove and Fernhill Wetlands Council. It is a popular destination for birders who come to see rare migratory birds. 




Trails Now Open, Parking Lot Closed

Fernhill trails are open to the public, the parking lot, shelter and restroom remain closed for construction through December 2017. Please use caution when parking or entering near Fernhill during this time. For further questions, please call 503.681.3600.

1399 SW Fern Hill Road, Forest Grove, Oregon, 97117

Driving directions: Take Highway 47 south out of Forest Grove. Turn left onto Fern Hill Road and continue a quarter mile to the free parking lot on the left.

Transit directions: Ride TriMet's Frequent Service bus line 57 to Pacific Hwy and Maple; walk or bike about a mile south on Maple St, which becomes Fern Hill Road when it crosses TV Hwy. There are sidewalks most of the way. 

No Dogs: Fernhill is for wildlife, so please do not bring pets.

Trails: Some trails are ADA. Bikes are not allowed on the trails, so please use the bike racks.

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Safety First During Flooding Season

Fern Hill Rd regularly floods during winter season. To keep motorists from driving onto flooded roads, Washington County has installed two permanent gates that will close when the road is unsafe to pass. Thank you for following the “ROAD CLOSED” signs.


The Wetlands Conservancy 

The Wetlands Conservancy featured Fernhill in their Spring National Wetlands Month newsletter. Learn more at wetlandsconservancy.org.


Birds Thriving at Fernhill

The natural treatment wetlands at Fernhill were created with care to benefit birds that rely on this Important Bird Area, and this Audubon report, Avian Response to Habitat Restoration at Fernhill Wetlands, proves that it's working! Check out this infographic, Birds Flock to Fernhill, to learn about the bird activity at Fernhill.

For the love of Fernhill: A water treatment facility but so much more (The Intertwine 6/8/16)

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