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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Recreation

Wildwood Recreation Site

Salem District  |  OR

Season Dates:  March 25 - Check Daily

Fees:  $5 per passenger car, $10 (10 or more capacity), $20 bus (20 or more capacity), shelters range from $45 to $240.

Get involved with Wildwood Recreation Site’s management plan. The BLM will hold an open house on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Shelter at Wildwood Recreation Site to highlight possible projects and seek public input for recreation development under new management plans being developed for the site.

The BLM is in the early planning process and wants to hear from visitors and local community members. At this meeting, BLM recreation staff will offer a 30-minute presentation at 5:45 p.m., followed by a walking tour that will include 15 minutes at each potential development location (RV, yurt, cabin, tent, etc.). Proposed projects will provide additional recreation opportunities and enhance recreation experiences within the larger Mount Hood-Sandy River Corridor. The meeting will include ample time for discussion on ideas and questions.

This meeting will also begin a formal 30-day scoping comment period. The public is encouraged to send comments to the BLM via the following address:
BLM – Salem District
Attn: Wildwood Recreation Site Management Plan
1717 Fabry Rd. SE
Salem, OR 97306

For additional information contact
Traci Meredith – Outdoor Recreation Planner
tmeredit@blm.gov (503) 315-5991

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 or call 1-877-444-6777

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.

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Activities:

Watchable WildlifeFishingRaftingBotanical SightseeingHistoric Site InvestigationHikingSwimmingWinter SportsFly FishingWading

Facilities:

TrailsInterpretive TrailPlaygroundPicnic ShelterPicnic Sites (Accessible)Trails (Accessible)Restrooms (Accessible)Drinking Water (Accessible)

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Directions:

Located 40 miles east of Portland, off US Highway 26, just past the 39 mile marker.

Contact Information

1717 Fabry Rd. SE
Salem, OR 97306
503-375-5646

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