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

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







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!


Fern Hill Road

Fern Hill Road can typically flood this time of year, blocking access to the parking lot. For your driving safety, please check the status of Fern Hill Road at Taylor Wy and Geiger Rd on wc-roads.com before you visit. Follow @WashcoRoads on Twitter for the latest updates. Do not enter flooded roads or move road closure signs.


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