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 also a popular destination for birders who come to see rare migratory birds. The wetlands include Fernhill Lake, Cattail Marsh, Eagle Perch Pond and Dabbler's Marsh, accessible to the public by trails.
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.
NEWS & EVENTS
Do you love nature, wetlands and wildlife? Become a Volunteer Steward. We’re building a team of volunteers who will enjoy Fernhill while helping visitors learn what’s happening. The first orientation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. August 13. Space is limited. More info on our events page.
For the love of Fernhill: A water treatment facility but so much more (The Intertwine 6/8/16)
Volunteers plant 1,100 native trees, shrubs in one morning More photos from 3/19/16 event on Friends of Trees' Flickr feed. Pictured: Mohamed Osman and a young relative planting in memory of his daughter, Ayan Osman.