Sandy beach
Cliff jumping
Hike-in Required
Sensitive Habitat
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Just before its convergence with the Willamette River, the Molalla River slows down into deep pools that are ideal spots to cool off during the hot, mid-summer months. Here, a wide embankment of pebbles next to the river is a great spot to pull out the camping chairs, have a picnic, and simply hang out with good friends. Come early, however, as tall, black cottonwoods line the river's shore and will overshadow the river by mid-afternoon.

Under Knights Bridge on the western edge of Canby, Oregon, this little park can be used for more than just a swimming hole. During times of higher water (fall through spring), Knights Bridge Park is also a great spot to put-in for a paddle. It's a 3-mile float down to the Willamette and an additional 0.9 miles to the boat ramp at Molalla River State Park.

Logistics + Planning

Parking Pass

Not Required


Deep pools. Large pebble beach.


Early afternoon shade in the summer.


Nearby Lodging + Camping


Water is on the warmer side, very clean. Not much shade on or near the river bed luckily we brought a canopy with us.ver easy access right off main road, which unfortunately limits parking so get there early! I will be going back!
Great swimming river with warm water and rocks to climb on. Hard to find parking on a busy day and it does get fairly crowded with people grilling out and playing loud music.
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