9/2/22: We have removed our equipment from Light 13 ahead of work to be done by the USCG. Changes to the structure will be forcing us to move this sensor a short way upriver to a new navigational aid. Please be patient as we are in the final steps of approval for this new location.
Sauvie Light 13 Directions
From Portland, head west on US-30 towards St Helens, OR for 12 miles until you reach the Sauvie Island bridge.
If you don't have a parking pass, get one at the convenience store right after you cross the bridge.
You can go either way around the island - the distance is exactly the same. It's 6 miles to the junction of NW Gillihan Rd and NW Reeder Rd. Then head north on NW Reeder Rd for another 6 miles. You will see parking on the left and stairs on the right going up the levee to the beach. Go to the very last set of stair and park at the far northern end of the parking area. If you hit gravel road, you've gone too far (that's Collins Beach which is clothing optional and has a wind shadow near shore).