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Scotts Mills County Park

Scotts Mills County Park on Butte Creek attracts many visitors from the metropolitan areas of Northwest Oregon. The warm water of Butte Creek, the swimming hole below the natural rock waterfall and the woodsy appearance of the park are features that bring people here for summer fun. The land was donated by Portland General Electric (10 acres) and Merle and Barbara Haskins (3 acres). Residents of the community were active in the early development of the park. Scotts Mills was the second park developed and dedicated by the Marion County Park and Recreation Commission in July, 1961. A federal Land and Water grant provided matching funds to pave the roads and parking area, repair a hole torn in the dam by flood waters, and pave the wading pool for safety. The Fish Commission, in cooperation with Marion County, constructed a natural fish passage which will enable the salmon to migrate upstream.
  

Facilities at a Glance
  • 13.10 Acres
  • Picnic Tables
  • Play Equipment
  • Ball Field
  • Water Activities
  • Fishing
  • ADA Restroom

PARK IS OPEN DAILY - May 1 through October 31; closed (including restroom facilities)November 1 through April 30

Hours
Day Use Only (gates are controlled by a private Security patrol hired by Marion County Parks).  The park is randomly patrolled by Marion County Sheriff, Oregon State Police, and Scotts Mills Neighborhood Watch Citizen Patrol.

Directions
Twenty-three miles from Salem.  Silverton Road to Hwy 213, north to Scotts-Mills/Mt. Angel Road; east to Scotts Mills (approximately 2 miles); turn on Crooked Finger Road (before the bridge).  Access to the park is on Crooked Finger Road between 4th and 5th Streets.  Gates are locked from November 1 through April 30.
  

Picnic Area

EFFECTIVE 2007 - A NEW COUNTY PARK ORDINANCE IS IN PLACE WHICH HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.  REPRESENTATIVES OF MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL BE MAKING EXTRA STOPS AT ALL COUNTY PARKS THROUGHOUT THE "PARK OPEN" DATES TO BE SURE VISITORS ARE AWARE OF NEW REGULATIONS (WHICH INCLUDE NO ALCOHOL).  The ordinance is included in the handouts at this site.

 

* Park Open Yearly - May 1 - October 31



Contact Info


For More Information or for Reservations: Contact:
Parks Coordinator
Marion Co.Parks Office

5155 Silverton Rd.
Salem, OR 97305
503-588-5036


 


 
  
Scotts Mills also has a CITY PARK located on 1st Street.  With shaded picnic areas, playground equipment, and barbeque areas, it can provide a more 'personal' setting for family or social activities.  Click here  for information about renting for weddings or other special events. 
 
We encourage all users of either park to consider that there are neighbors nearby, children playing in the area, pedestrian traffic, speed limits to adhere to, and trash containers for your litter. 
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