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. 




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

Parking Lot Closure at Fernhill due to Construction

Access to Fernhill will be limited from July - December 2017. Please use caution when parking or entering near Fernhill during this time. The picnic shelter and restrooms will be closed, a portable restroom is available. For further questions, please call 503.681.3600.

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.

More about visiting






Birds & Brew

Join us for the sixth annual Birds & Brew event on September 30th between 8:30 AM to 1 PM at the Fernhill Water Garden. Tour the venue, learn about birds from the Portland Audubon and then enjoy McMenamins' Fernhill Pale Ale at the Grand Lodge for happy hour prices. Show up early for Early "Bird" prizes. Be sure to note the parking changes due to construction. See you there!


The Wetlands Conservancy 

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



Local biologists need your help as they identify the diverse array of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects and plants that call Fernhill home.

Event will be held rain or shine so please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Snacks will be provided, but please bring a water bottle! Sign-up for a tour at Bit.ly/ecoblitz.


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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