Shepperds Dell State Park, Oregon

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Shepperds Dell State Park

Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area, often called Shepperd's Dell State Park, is a 519-acre park that can be found approximately thirteen mile east of Troutdale, Oregon. In 1915, a local dairy farmer, George Shepperd, gave all the land that he owned to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. It can be reached by the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Thousand of visitors each year visit Shepperd's Dell State Park. This is a beautiful spot along the Historic Columbia River Highway. In addition to the scenic beauty, this State Park also has one of the best walking trails in the area. Visitors here can stroll through lush vegetation to an old bridge. On this bridge, visitors can stand over a creek that leads down to the Columbia River. Here too, visitors witness the roaring waterfall that cascades down the steep canyon walls. The upper portion of this waterfall is forty-two feet tall while the lower portion is approximately fifty feet tall. Taking this short walk is one of the best ways that visitors here can enjoy the waterfalls and the wildlife in this area of the Columbia River Gorge.

Visitors will not find any restrooms, no picnic tables or any other amenities at Shepperd's Dell State Park. This is a day use area, and no entrance fee is charged.

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