Fernhill Wetlands

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.



undefined1399 SW Fern Hill Road, Forest Grove, Oregon, 97117

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.

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.

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In The News

4th Annual Birds and Brew Festival on August 22 to Benefit Friends of Fernhill Wetlands

Join the family-friendly fun and learn about wetland critters, migratory birds, wildlife photography, and natural treatment wetlands. Fun and informative tours, live birds of prey and reptiles, hands on science and nature, face painting, artists, and other activities are on tap. (Media release, 7/31/15)

Middle-Schoolers Conduct Scientific 'Critter Count'

Mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and even the critters you can’t see — none of these escaped the watchful eyes of 54 fifth- and sixth-graders at Forest Grove Community School. (Forest Grove News-Times, 5/27/15)

Making Way for Purification at Fernhill Wetlands

Workers dismantling storage/processing facility to make way for expanded pilot program that uses bacteria-covered rock to remove ammonia from water. (Hillsboro Tribune, 3/27/15)

The Different Dispositions of Fern Hill Road

Peaceful in sunny days, raging in flood waters, video. (The Oregonian, 2/10/15) 

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