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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

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Lovely Little Nature walk!

Lovely little area that is a retreat into nature! Nice for a stroll or to just relax away from city... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Naas, Ireland
Great Run

Another spectacular green gem in the city. We found this because it was mentioned in the book... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Lovely little area that is a retreat into nature! Nice for a stroll or to just relax away from city sounds.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Etchatmo
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Another spectacular green gem in the city. We found this because it was mentioned in the book Stoneheart. Great read, and we now know why it was in the book. Forest and river all in one.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PickyBaer
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Nature does not get any better than this. The habitat is perfect for all sorts of species that like river bottomland. You will see beautiful bridges and happy hikers and runners. We forgot our binoculars, but the bird calls were exceptional. My hot tip is:...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alan F
Reviewed January 14, 2018

city living getting you down? need fresh air and outdoor scenery? 10 minutes from downtown hides Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge... 15 minutes to quick look / see or more than an hour walk around the entire site-- will clear your head and change your thoughts...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank jackwidely
Reviewed June 24, 2017

This is a great escape from the city, and it's easy to get to by public transit - #19 bus to the entrance by the parking lot on Milwaukie Ave. It was beautiful, green and quiet, with fallen trees, birds, a pond and wetland (parts...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Out_of_valley
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Across the paved trail leading to the oaks amusement park lies another world. A world of herons, frogs, turtles, and wild ducks. Many trails crisscross the oaks bottom wildlife refuge but they all essentially loop a big swampy area that is traveled enough to be...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Carl R
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

I wasn't expecting much since this place is close to a developed area but once i got on the trail and a few yards in it was definitely forest. Actually wandered by the trail for the frog pond and photographed two deer feeding. The trail...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Hoben01
Reviewed April 5, 2017

I spotted the sign as I was driving toward Westmoreland on SE Milwaukie Ave and made note of it. On my return trip, I pulled over and walked part of the trail to get an idea what the place was like. The path is paved...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank RSNN
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Bring your binoculars and camera. The best time is the migration periods spring and fall but it is a wonderful exploration at anytime.

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank dede540
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Oaks bottom is a great place to ride bikes, go for a walk/run, get outside to have fun. Rain or shine

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Shebewoman
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