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The Wildwood Recreation Area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), (Salmon District). Wildwood is a 560 acre day use recreation site located 39 miles east of Portland on U.S. Highway 26, one mile west of Welches in Clackamas County. The park is open from 8.a.m. to sunset, May 8, thru October10.

Wildwood is surrounded by the forested foothills of the Cascade Summit; the beautiful, Wild and Scenic Sandy River flows through the area. The Boulder Ridge Trailhead, located in Wildwood, allows visitors’ access to the beautiful Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness trail system and the accessible Wildwood Wetlands Boardwalk and Cascade Streamwatch Interpretive Trails.

Birders will enjoy the variety of sightings in this area. Harlequin Duck, Common Merganser, American Dipper, Spotted Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, Wood Duck, Red-Winged Blackbird, common Yellowthroat, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Winter Wren, Steller’s Jay, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pileated Woodpecker, varied Thrush, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Pacific Slope Flycatcher and several Gray Warblers are in evidence.

Location: Welches Oregon Telephone Toll Free: 877-444-6777



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