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Silver Falls State Park seeks to add new ‘Friends’

If you’ve visited Silver Falls and stopped by the Nature Store or gotten some fun facts at a discovery table, you’ve seen the Friends of Silver Falls State Park volunteers and staff in action. 

Friends of Silver Falls State Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historic and natural resources of Silver Falls State Park.

Members work alongside park staff to give visitors an enhanced experience at Oregon’s crown jewel of parks. To maintain the effort, support from those who care about preservation and conservation is needed.  

You can join the friends and help preserve the park for future generations. Membership fees are tax deductible and fund projects, events and educational programs. 

Memberships start at $20 per year and Gift Packs are available for a limited time starting at $40 (membership included). 

Gift packs include a classic trucker hat with a real wood patch and your choice of an Oregon Elements sticker – mushroom, camas, or fir.

Those items are in addition to all the regular benefits of a membership: newsletter, Nature Store and Smith Creek Village and Tree Climbing at Silver Falls, discounts, and, access to the Friends Membership Portal with exclusive invitations.

Patron Members ($120) also receive an Oregon State Park Pass which covers day-use fees at all Oregon State Parks.

Among their many accomplishments, Friends of Silver Falls funded the planning and design for the new North Falls Viewpoint which is set to be completed this year.  For more information or to join or donate go to

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