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Government Island State Recreation Area

NE 112th Ave And NE Marine Dr
Portland, OR 97255

503-281-0944

Government Island (in the Columbia River northeast of Portland) is a series of islands accessible by boat only. There are two docks and a floating tie-up on the north side of the main island. Although restrooms are located throughout, rules signs and restrooms also are located at West Lemon Island, SE Lemon, Commodore (near I-205 north), Government Island Landing (west dock), Bartlett Landing (east dock), SE McGuire, and about two miles east of south I-205 (South Beach)

With 15 miles of shoreline, the park is popular with anglers. Camping is permitted below the vegetation line around the perimeter and in a few upland areas where picnic tables and a shelter have been installed.

There are trails along the north side of Lemon and Government Islands. The interior is accessible by permit only.

Major Features & Activities

Camping
Hiking Trails
Picnicking
Wildlife
Swimming
Fishing

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