Wildwood Recreation Site
Salem District | OR
Season Dates: April 3 - Check Daily
Fees: $5 per passenger car, $10 (10 or more capacity), $20 bus (20 or more capacity), shelters range from $45 to $240.
The Bureau of Land Management's Wildwood Recreation Site will remain open this winter. Motorized access to Trailhead and the first Group Area parking lots will remain open subject to inclement weather conditions. During this time, daily parking fees will only be available for purchase at the automated fee machine (AFM) located next to the park's entrance station using only credit cards no cash or checks. Visitors may purchase either a daily or an annual pass at the AFM. Visitor will have the option of bringing that receipt to the park office during designated times for transfer to a static cling Annual Wildwood Pass or choose to keep and protect the paper receipt themselves for future use. Wildwood staff will be present for 4 hours, 1 day a week, at the Park office for visitors to exchange their AFM receipt for the Annual Wildwood Pass. Those times will be posted at the entrance station to the park. Staff may or may not be present in the park office outside of these established times. Due to this change in motorized park access, the exterior parking area just off Highway 26, will remain closed. Wildwood is open from 8 AM until sunset 7 days a week.
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.