Wildwood Recreation Site
Salem District | OR
Season Dates: April 3 - November 14
Fees: $5 per passenger car, $10 (10 or more capacity), $20 bus (20 or more capacity), shelters range from $45 to $240.
Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest mountain, beckons travelers through a forested corridor to wade the waters of the Wild and Scenic Salmon River. Located along the Mount Hood Scenic Byway near the town of Welches, Wildwood Recreation Site is a day use area home to a wide range of recreation facilities and the Cascade Streamwatch Trail. Visitors have a chance to explore natural stream and wetland ecosystems along accessible interpretive trails and boardwalks and observe native fish in a unique underwater fish viewing chamber.
The site offers family picnic units, several group shelters, outdoor picnic kitchens, playing fields, volleyball and basketball courts and fully accessible trails. The site also provides access to the Salmon River and an extensive system of trails in the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness (managed by the Mount Hood National Forest).
Wildwood is excellent for large groups, company picnics or special events. The extensive Cascade Streamwatch and wetland boardwalk complex are also ideal for environmental education and school groups. Contact Wildwood Recreation Site at 503-622-3696 to schedule.
To reserve one of the shelters or outdoor picnic kitchens, visit http://www.recreation.gov
Due to safety concerns relevant to congestion, the parking area just outside the entrance gate is closed to all parking while the park is open during normal season hours.
Located 40 miles east of Portland, off US Highway 26, just past the 39 mile marker.