Locals and Regulars
This large 1,760-acre island in the Columbia River provides a variety of wildlife habitats with stands of willow, ash, and cottonwood interspersed among grasslands, ponds, and lakes.
Government Island is a Main Grid Room.
Government Island rests in the Columbia River northeast of Portland, and is accessible by boat only. There are two docks and a floating tie-up on the north side of the main island. 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. The interior is accessible by permit only.
Government Island is home to a variety of animals, notably a great blue heron colony that has been on the island for at least a decade. Many threatened or endangered wildlife species live on the island, including red-legged frog, pileated woodpecker, little willow flycatcher, olive-sided flycatcher, western meadowlark, purple martin, and the Columbian white-tailed deer.
The Forsaken community in Portland prizes this island for its relatively-untouched natural beauty, and strive to maintain the strict regulations against human development.