Nature & Wildlife in Portland

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  • Mount Hood National Forest

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    Hiking, climbing, and camping for all skill levels... read more

    Joseph Wood Hill Park

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    Northeast Rocky Butte Road

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    Ft. Stevens State Park

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    Fort Stevens was the primary military defense installation in the three fort Harbor Defense during the Civil War. Today, Fort Stevens has grown into a 3,700 acre park offering exploration of history, nature and recreational opportunities... read more

    Devils Lake State Recreation Area

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    Devils Lake State Park is located on the North Central Coast. With downtown Lincoln City mere minutes away, you can glide quietly by canoe or kayak on the lake while you watch for coots, loons, ducks, cormorants, bald eagles and grebes... read more

    Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site

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    Del Rey Beach is located on Oregon's North Coast, two miles north of Gearhart. This park offers a place to play on the beach, fly a kite, horseback ride or picnic... read more

    Dabney State Recreation Area

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    This park is located in the Columbia Gorge along the Historic Columbia River Highway, four miles east of Troutdale. The classic summer place, Dabney has been a popular cooling-off swimming and picnic spot for over 50 years... read more

    Manchester State Park

    Manchester State Park is located six miles east of Port Orchard. The historic Torpedo Warehouse is a unique military structure of special interest. Park activities include scuba diving, fishing, picnicking, camping and hiking... read more

    D River State Recreation Site

    This recreation site is located along Oregon's North Coast, north of Lincoln City. The shortest river in the world, D River flows a mere 200 yards from Devils Lake into the roaring ocean. The beach is the site of two of the world's largest kite festival... read more

    Crown Point State Scenic Corridor

    This park is located east of Troutdale along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The building was designed to be a place of refreshment and enjoyment of the Columbia Gorge... read more

    Starvation Creek State Park

    This park, west of Hood River, offers scenery and a short trail to a waterfall viewpoint... read more

    Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area

    At this Natural Area near Hood River, the terrain is rocky, mountainous, desolate and beautiful. This is the third leg of state parks joined together at Mitchell Point... read more

    Clackamas Ranger District

    Located in the southwestern portion of the Mount Hood National Forest, the Clackamas Ranger District offers an assortment of outdoor recreation from hiking, biking and camping to fishing in the Clackamas and boating in various lakes... read more

    Saddle Mountain State Natural Area

    This park offers a 2.5 mile hike to the top of Saddle Mountain. Be prepared to marvel at the sheer volume of natural beauty packed onto the mountain, from a mature forest setting to fields of wildflowers to an open rocky summit... read more

    Champoeg State Heritage Area

    Champoeg is located in the Willamette Valley, seven miles east of Newberg. Champoeg features a unique combination of history, nature and recreation... read more

    Roads End State Recreation Site

    Roads End State Recreation Site near Lincoln City provides a fine place for a romantic stroll with tidepools, islands, and the headland with its hidden cove... read more

    Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

    Cape Meares is located on Oregon's North Coast, 10 miles west of Tillamook. A must-see when driving the Three Capes Scenic route, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is situated on a headland 200 feet above the ocean... read more

    Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

    Cape Kiwanda is located on Oregon's North Coast, one mile north of Pacific City... read more

    Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint

    One of the few rest stops along Highway 30, you'll find a restroom, monument and wondrous Douglas fir forest overlooking the Columbia River... read more

    Bonnie Lure State Recreation Area

    Bonnie Lure State Park along Eagle Creek provides a refreshing getaway close to Portland. Bonnie Lure offers opportunities for walking, swimming, fishing, viewing wildlife, bird watching, and enjoying nature... read more

    Bob Straub State Park

    Bob Straub is located on Oregon's North Coast, off US Highway 101 in Pacific City. It is a nice place to go to walk on the beach and explore the Nestucca sand spit... read more
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