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Camping at Aquila Vista Recreation Site

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Location and Access

Aquila Vista Recreation Site is within the Molalla River State Park, a beautiful natural park located in the state of Oregon, near the town of Canby. The park is situated at the confluence of the Molalla, Pudding, and Willamette Rivers.

Camping Facilities

Typically, Molalla River State Park offers day-use facilities rather than camping amenities. However, if Aquila Vista Recreation Site within the park does provide camping options, campers can expect basic amenities, which may include:

  • Picnic tables
  • Fire pits
  • Portable restrooms

Campers should always check for the latest information on available facilities before planning their trip, as amenities can change over time. It's also important to note that many state parks require reservations for campsites, especially during peak camping seasons.


Molalla River State Park and the Aquila Vista Recreation Site may offer a variety of outdoor activities including:

  • Hiking: There are trails suitable for all skill levels.
  • Fishing: The rivers provide opportunities to catch a variety of fish species.
  • Boating: The park features boat ramps for those wishing to explore the rivers. Kayaking and canoeing are also popular.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The park's diverse ecosystems make it an excellent place for birdwatching and wildlife observation.
  • Picnicking: Day-use areas provide spots for picnics with scenic river views.

Regulations and Safety

  • Fires: Check if campfires are allowed; there may be seasonal fire bans in place.
  • Pets: Pets are often welcome but must be on a leash.
  • Wildlife: As with any natural area, it's important to keep a safe distance from wildlife and not feed the animals.
  • Respect Nature: Follow Leave No Trace principles, pack out all garbage, and stay on designated trails.

Booking and Fees

For those sites that do require booking, it's important to check availability and any associated fees online. You can typically reserve spots through the state park's reservation system or another designated platform.

Local Attractions

In addition to the park itself, the surrounding area has attractions such as:

  • Molalla Train Park: Offers train rides on miniature trains.
  • Canby Ferry: An interesting way to cross the Willamette River nearby.

Further Information

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is best to contact the park directly or visit the official website for Oregon State Parks. Park staff can provide details on current conditions, fire warnings, and any special events or alerts that may affect your visit.

Always ensure you have the latest information before embarking on a camping trip, especially to state parks that may have different rules and facilities across various sites.

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