Vernonia Parks

Welcome to Vernonia!! For a small rural community, Vernonia is big on parks. Vernonia’s park system includes 7 city parks and 1 state park, offering everything from scenic and natural beauty to recreational opportunities for both residents and visitors. Whether you’re looking for overnight camping accommodations with full hookup or a place to hike, bike or have a family gathering for the day, Vernonia’s parks have what you’re looking for. If you have any questions or comments, please call City Hall at (503) 429-5291.
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Anderson Park

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The park is located south of downtown Vernonia at the south end of Adams and Jefferson Avenues.

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Banks-Vernonia Trail

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Take a walk along this abandoned, 21-mile railroad path. Listen to the birds, the whispering wind and bubbling streams. There are many entrances to this trail. The trail has many uses including running, walking, bicycling, or riding your horse.

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Nehalem River Park & Campgroun

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Nehalem River Park and Campground is located 4 miles southwest of Vernonia off Timber Road, next to Vernonia Municipal Airport. The park is a primitive campground tucked in among old growth fir, maple and alder trees alongside the Nehalem River. The park is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature.

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Ora Bolmeier Park

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Ora Bolmeier Park, located on Louisiana Avenue north of Bridge Street, overlooks downtown Vernonia. The park is nestled among large fir trees and provides a great setting to enjoy a picnic. A playground area provides ample recreational opportunities for our youth.

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Shay Park

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Shay Park is the final resting place of Shay locomotive #102 which was once owned and operated by the Oregon-American Lumber Company. A trail leading down to a viewing platform next to the creek offers visitors an up close view of salmon on their way through to spawning grounds in the fall.

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Vernonia Lake

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Vernonia Lake was once the mill pond of the Oregon-American Lumber Company. The lake is home to Bass, Crappie, Perch and Bluegill, and is stocked each year with Rainbow Trout. In its day, the Oregon-American Lumber Co. Mill was the largest all-electric lumber mill in the world.

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