Vernonia Lake

Call ahead This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.

This former log pond is now a popular local fishing spot. The lake provides a rest stop for migrant waterbirds, and breeding habitat for Pied-billed Grebe. Bird deciduous woods along the walking trail that encircles the lake to find nesting Rufous Hummingbird, Warbling Vireo, Cedar Waxwing, and Black-headed Grosbeak. A day-use fee is required for visits of 20 min or more.

On E side of Vernonia along Hwy 47, 0.1 mi W of the Nehalem River bridge. Bicycle access via the Vernonia Linear Trail Extension, which connects to the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. GPS 45 51.421 N, 123 10.471 W.