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Wildwood Recreation Site

Salem District  |  OR

Season Dates:  1/1 - 12/31

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

Get Wildwood Recreation Area is open year round, but may close due to extreme weather. Check during weather events by calling 503-375-5646 to check on status

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

Get involved with Wildwood Recreation Area Management Planning.

The BLM is in the early planning process and wants to hear from visitors and local community members. Proposed projects will provide additional recreation opportunities and enhance recreation experiences within the larger Mount Hood-Sandy River Corridor.

A formal 90-day comment period will end November 11, 2016. Current planning documents are located on the ePlanning project website: www.tinyurl.com/WildwoodRAMP. The public is encouraged to send comments to the BLM via the following address:

BLM, Salem District
Attn: Wildwood Recreation Area Management Plan
1717 Fabry Rd. SE
Salem, OR 97306

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

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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

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