St. Louis Ponds
The entrance gate of St Louis Ponds is closed, however the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife allows visitors to fish in the park as long as they practice social distancing.
On April 21, 1976, the Oregon State Fish and Wildlife Commission deeded 21.87 acres in the center of their 260 acre warm water fish pond area to Marion County for a park. The St. Louis Ponds were cooperatively developed by Marion County, Oregon State Highway Department, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The park is the central focal point on the site. Major uses on the site are warm water fishing and dog training.
Facilities at a Glance
- Open Year-round
- 21.87 Acres
- Picnic Tables
- Water Activities
- ADA Accessible: Restroom, concrete pathway to fishing sites and picnic table
- No swimming and boating/floating allowed
- Day use only
Smoking and alcohol are prohibited at all county parks (see
Marion County Code)
Thirteen miles north of Keizer, take River Road (219) to St. Louis turnoff, east under crossing the railroad tracks, south to the site.
For More Park Information Contact:
5155 Silverton Rd.
Salem, OR 97305
For Fishing & Gun Use Information Contact:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr SE
Salem, OR 97302
Note: Hunters and fisherman are still allowed to fish, hunt, and train dogs during the off-season (October 1 to February 28) but should be aware that they must walk in after parking their vehicles at the locked gate on Tesch Road and that no restroom facilities are available.
St. Louis Ponds Park
13100 Tesch Lane
Gervais, OR 97026
Open March 1 - Sept. 30
Day use hours vary and are determined by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.