Willamette Mission State Park occupies the site where the first mission for American Indians was founded in the 1830s. Eight miles of trails run along the Willamette River. A small lake in the park contains a boat ramp and is good for panfishing.
The nation's largest black cottonwood is in the park, which is over 250 years old. The park offers excellent picnic facilities, and visitors can even rent a barbecue. Enjoy volleyball, horseshoes, softball, and soccer.
The park is located on Wheatland Ferry Road, 8 miles north of Salem.
A horse camp includes four sites.
Quality experiences await visitors to more than 200 state parks managed for the public by the Oregon State Parks.