Willamette Mission State Park – 15/198

Oregon State Park #15 of 198!

This day we visited Willamette Mission State Park to take a relaxing 4 mile hike along the river with some friends. It was an easy and incredibly peaceful walk on a mostly paved trail. Lots of other people were there with their dog friends and plenty of people on bikes. This park is large and has many unique features. There are equestrian trails, so your chances of seeing some horses is high. There is also an 18-hole disc golf course. We saw many of the baskets during our walk. Willamette park has lush greenery and lots of shade, so I imagine disc gold at this course would be peaceful and enjoyable. This park is also home to one of Oregon’s Heritage trees, the Willamette Mission Cottonwood. Its about 270 years old and 155 feet tall!

Are you interested in hiking, horse riding, or disc golf?? Watch the video below for more information about this State Park.


Willamette Mission State Park Website


North of Salem, Oregon

Parking Fees:

$5 Parking Fee (or pay $30 for an Annual Pass – SO convenient!)

Personal Experience:

  • Beauty = A
  • Kid Friendly = A
  • Fees = $5
  • Facilities = A

Book Sources:

More Resources:

Full Oregon State Park Video Playlist


Our Story:

I’m an adventurous soul who feels most at home surrounded by trails, trees, and water. Hiking is my peace and meditation, and I am so glad to be sharing this with the whole family. In Spring of 2022, our family took a weekend trip to the Oregon Coast and it was just as I remembered it when I was young. Breathtaking beauty, misty rain, and vast greenery. We visited several locations down the central coast that weekend and I craved more. We passed so many State Parks that looked intriguing, but I knew nothing about them, so I bought a book about the Oregon State Parks for future trip planning. When I was reading the book I realized… I want to see then ALL! So the family decided to embark on the adventure of visiting every State Park in Oregon (and hopefully moving on to Washington after).

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