Willamette Mission State Park, Oregon

National Champion Black Cottonwood Tree, Willamette Mission State Park
National Champion Black Cottonwood Tree, Willamette Mission State Park

This old mission site has been turned into a park which lies between Mission Lake and the Willamette River.

Mission Lake was created when the main channel of the Willamette River moved west during the great flood of 1888 to it’s present location, leaving the lake in the old riverbed.

Willamette Mission State Park has an Oregon State Park day use fee of $3.00. The automated permit system accepts $5, $1 and $0.25. The park is closed from dusk to dawn, cars left inside the park after hours may be towed.
Moterized boats are not allowed on the lake.

Old Walnut orchards border the west edge of Mission Lake. Filberts may be found to the east, nearer the Willamette River.

Points of Interest