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Vallie L
Sandy, OR51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
And long all the while carving out it's path along the way. In some areas it is very wooded and snakes back and forth . In other areas it has wide open banks where pioneers of the past coming out west on wagon trains, attempted to ford the river crossings to settlements that looked like back home. When the Pacific NW has it's rainy season, the river and it's many trjbutaries fill up quickly to help it become a raging torrent which can take d OK wn 200 ft+ giant old growth fir and redwood trees in the forest surrounding. At other times of no rainfall, the river shrinks back to a large flat trickle if itself only to rage again in rainy season. Some of the largest and most delicious salmon reach it's banks after travelling many waterways to finally reach and join the mighty destination. Yes, I would have to say that the residents of Sandy Oregon, and it's many worldwide visitors love their river and the many adventures it provides such as FISHING, HIKING, BOATING, RAFTING, GEOCACHING, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND APPRECIATING THE WILDLIFE, BIRDS AND PICTURESQUE SCENERY, AS WE ELL AS CONTRIBUTION AS A HISTORICAL LANDMARK DE SD TI B ATI ON ALONG THE GREAT OREGON TRAIL WITHE THE PIONEERS WHO SETTLED HERE AND ELSEWHERE OUT WEST.

Written 30 August 2015
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AlfredFremont_CA
Fremont, CA41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
The Sandy river is very pretty but has had a good deal of flooding in the past two years. Take Lolo pass road off highway 26 (near Welches) and you just have to go a little way to see what damage the floods have achieved.
Written 13 August 2015
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mandy o
Sandy, OR20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
We just visited the Sandy River at Dodge Park. Lovely little beach, and the Bull Run River converges with the Sandy at the park. Lovely camping spots for tents, and a few for RV's. Wonderful, friendly camp hosts. Clean (and I mean clean) flush toilets, and showers you can pay for with quarters ($1.25 each) if you want to wash off the river water. Can't wait to go back.
Written 29 July 2013
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robinsdl
Sherwood, OR174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Family
From Mt Hood to the Columbia River this awesome river delivers! Fishing, rafting, boating, swimming, camping, photography, or just looking and listening. This beautiful and powerful river has it all. Take some time and grab the family and go see the Sandy River as it courses through the Forests and crashes against the rocks and rushes across the rapids. It's a wonderful place to get back to nature. Water as pure as the mountain snow, running fast and clean through 'God's Country'. There are a lot of parks along the way. A lot of places to pull off and take pictures and see what power the river has.
Written 8 February 2013
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vyakal
Portland, OR179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
If you can manage to get away from the crowds that congregate near the camp sites, you will have found a little slice of paradise insanely close to the metro area. Despite only being a short drive away from Portland - the river is pristine. Very, very cold though BUT it seems that locals don't really mind it much. I saw plenty of people tubing even though it was a bit rocky and I myself let myself be swept away by the current. The river is considerably shallow and rocky in most parts. A great place to bring the dogs too!
Written 12 July 2012
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