Swimming Holes in Corvallis, Oregon

Updated on April 7, 2018

Cool Off With a Dip

As the valley start to heat up, people in Corvallis will look for ways to cool down. Check out these three locations on the Marys River where you can swim in the water and relax in the shade.

The Marys river is not as deep, fast, or wide as the Willamette, so it is safer for swimming.

Don't forget to bring along your inner tube, water wings, rafts, and more. Don't forget a towel and sunscreen.

Swing out over the river on a rope in Avery Park.
Swing out over the river on a rope in Avery Park. | Source

Avery Park

When you get to Avery Park, head to the west side near the Parks and Recreation Building. Walk along the gravel road to the left of the building. It leads back to the river. Take a left on the next trail to find the rope swing and wading area. Or, access the river at any point. Check out the falls where Oak Creek enters the Marys near the highway.

Avery Park is located off 15th Street and Crystal Lake Drive.

Cool off near Marys River Natural Area.
Cool off near Marys River Natural Area. | Source

Marys River Natural Area

Stroll along the boardwalk until it ends. From there, make your way to the river bank just a few yards away. Right near the old rusty car, there is an access point down the bank to the perfect swimming hole. If you are adventuresome, head south to find your own access. If you find a road and field, you've entered private property and gone too far.

Access to the natural area is located off SW Brooklane Drive.

Splash around at Pioneer Park.
Splash around at Pioneer Park. | Source

Pioneer Park

Near the old railroad trestle, on the north side of the river, there is a little sandy beach that is exposed in the summer when the water level drops. Just a few feet further west, there is another rope swing. This rope swing is not used as often as the one at Avery Park, so proceed with caution.

Pioneer Park is located off Highway 34/20 near 15th Street. Access if by car from the highway, or take the riverfront path on bike or foot.

Caution: the river can be a dangerous place to swim. In the spring, the water is still high and the current can be swift. In the late summer and fall, the river level has dropped significantly and new hazards may be exposed underwater. Always check what's below the surface before you jump! Always swim with a buddy.

Avery Park:
Avery Park, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

get directions

Marys River Natural Area:
Marys River Natural Area, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

get directions

Pioneer Park:
Pioneer Park, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

get directions


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • susiebrown48 profile image


      9 years ago from Clearwater, FL

      Great hub, makes me want to visit! The pictures are great especially the first!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, skyaboveus.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)