Wildwood Recreation Site

Wildwood Recreation Site, Welches: Address, Phone Number, Wildwood Recreation Site Reviews: 5/5

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realbigbear
Great Falls, VA688 contributions
BEAUTIFUL STOP---A MUST SEE
Sep 2021
This was a wonderful stop. The site is a temperate rain forest. There are numerous excellent walks in the area, beautiful streams, and old, large trees There also is an underground stream viewing site. We highly recommend.
Written September 24, 2021
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aliciaburge
Seymour, IL319 contributions
Great easy paths
Jul 2021 • Couples
We stopped her on our drive along Mt. Hood Scenic Byway and it was well worth it. There are paths you can hike that are not too steep. One follows the River and is a beautiful hike. Another is a boardwalk over wetlands. We greatly enjoyed the stop.
Written August 2, 2021
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Bruce G
Portland4 contributions
Get lost in the trees.
Jul 2021
Just off Hwy 26, but from the parking lot you would never know anyone was around you for a 100 miles. Pristine, quite, Oregon beautiful.
Written July 24, 2021
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Kate O
6 contributions
Fires burning during NO FIRE restrictions, windy day... poor neighbor.
Aug 2020
As a long time resident of the area, I was very alarmed to see fires burning in pits Sunday, August 29th, 2020. Even BLM land is under a NO Fire ordinance, yet, no signs and no one asking people to put them out. I love Wildwood, and, I love my home, and my neighbors home, and my community-- we don't want it destroyed. It is very irresponsible, as a neighbor, for Wildwood to not post NO FIRE signs. In addition, on many, many occasions, I see people fishing with Barbed lures, this entire area is catch and release, ONLY, barbless hooks. BETTER MANAGEMENT and SIGNAGE, please.
Written August 31, 2020
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Fun Journey
California76 contributions
Lovely hikes along the Salmon River
Jul 2020
The trails are covered and protected from the harsh summer sun, so that makes the hiking/trekking much easier. The entire trail is along the Salmon River and is just lovely and quaint. There are bathrooms and lots of picnic tables and water stations next to the tables. I wished we brought picnic food. Be sure to put on bug guards. Those mosquitos are hearless!
Written July 26, 2020
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XLR8Now
Steilacoom, WA15 contributions
Relaxing in nature’s playground
Aug 2019
Easy walking along some paved trails. Underwater viewing area of beaver dam. Areas where you can access the river. It’s chilly water but there were people in the water with floating. Water level was low in August but earlier it would be great for rafting. Lots of paths. Good bathroom facilities at the parking lot. Easy access. Beautiful! Paths intersect at various places and are well marked. Take a short stroll or a day-long hike. Just go!
Written September 10, 2019
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GoNepal
Portland, OR14 contributions
Favorite quick visit spot
Sep 2018
Wonderful place for a quick picnic or a stroll in marvelous Oregon forest area and along the Salmon River. Paved paths and boardwalk (great for kids with the informational books at each stop) are good for wheelchairs.
Written July 2, 2019
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gdeakins
Des Moines, WA311 contributions
Easy, enjoyable, entertaining
May 2019 • Family
Excellent way to spend a few hours or a day enjoying the great outdoors. Paved paths make the well maintained trails easily negotiable by stroller or wheelchair. Picnic sites, carved benches and informative plaques abound. Multiple trails clean restrooms and ample parking. Day use only, reasonable entry fee.
Written May 20, 2019
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moderncamping
Portland, OR3 contributions
Love this place
Jul 2018 • Family
We love going here for day trips. So convenient to walk around and experience the beautiful scenery.
Written January 5, 2019
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RSNN
Portland, OR6,303 contributions
Beautiful Autumn Visit to a Family Friendly Forest Site
Oct 2018 • Solo
It was a nice sunny Autumn day and I felt like getting out of the city and enjoy nature. The leaves changing color. A walk along a forest river. And the peaceful solitude of the forest. So I hopped in my vehicle and drove eat on highway 26 toward Welches, Oregon.

I turned into the entrance to Wildwood Recreational Site and soon encountered a booth where you pay for your stay inside the area. There was nobody at the booth, but signed posted indicated that you pay here. There is an ATM that takes credit cards and gives you a slip you place on your dashboard as proof that you paid for the day. The fee is $5 for a passenger vehicle. $10 for a van. $20 for a buss. Unless you have one of the Annual Passes.

This is a Day Use only park. No Camping. The park closes at 5:30 PM.

I drove around the roads to find the place I wanted to spend my time. Wildwood has several places you can go to. There is a Reserved Group Picnic area that has a shelter, athletic fields, playgrounds, and a picnic kitchen. There is a Family Picnic Area further on with all of its separate family picnic spots complete with tables and a grill you can use while you are here. I parked at the Trailhead Parking for the Cascade Streamwatch Trail head. There are bathroom facilities here and posted information on boards nearby. They had a few fliers about Beers and cougars and even a map of the Wildwood Recreation Site. I took a copy of each and found the map very useful. It is a basic map showing the areas and the trails you can walk.

I started out from the restroom area and walked along the path that followed along the Salmon River I stopped at each display describing fish, nature, and the local environment. There were details and facts. All very informative. I walked by several family picnic spots and admired how nice they were. They looked like great places to gather with friends and family for a day out in the woods. I continued on and looked through the underwater view window. Only saw a few small fish. So I continued on and walked down to the river bank to just enjoy the scenery.

I returned the way I had come, back to the restroom facilities and from there crossed the bridge spanning the Salmon River that takes you to the Wetland Trail and board walk. It is a one mile loop on a boardwalk that takes you to a marsh area. I saw many dragonflies. And the interesting carved wood plaques of animals displayed with brief information about them. Yeah, the various different types of animals you might find in the Wildwood area: Raccoons, Black Bears, Deer, and Herons.

This is a great place to visit and feel more attuned to nature. And a great place to just relax.
Written November 11, 2018
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