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Sandy Swimming Hole Park

The Sandy Swimming Hole has been a popular warm weather spot for both swimmers and kayakers for decades. The large sunny deck accommodates picnics with views of the Washougal River. Restrooms are available for visitor convenience. Visitors flock to this park during sultry summer days, congesting parking along Shepherd Road.

550 N Shepherd Rd Washougal, WA 98671

Sandy River Park

The Sandy River Park is an undeveloped passive use park that abuts Cedar Creek and the Sandy River. Hike to the Sandy River on a 1-mile stretch of old logging road/trail. In the fall salmon can be seen swimming up Cedar Creek to spawn.

Enter the trailhead at the end of Marcy Street; parking is available in the Sandy High School gravel parking lot on Bluff Rd.

Salmon Creek Greenway

This urban greenway runs along Salmon Creek between Lake River and in Felida and Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond in Hazel Dell. It includes bottomlands, wetlands and forested hillsides on both sides of Salmon Creek and the north end of Cougar Creek. Despite the urban setting, the greenway is extensively used by local wildlife, including migratory waterfowl and other birds, deer, coyotes, rabbits, opossums, raccoons and beavers. A 3-mile-long multi-use trail extends through a portion of the greenway between NW 36th Avenue in Felida and Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond.

Salix Park

Salix Park is one of a series of undeveloped parks along the lower reaches of Willow Creek. It is a small but important link in the WIllow Creek wildlife corridor. The park draws a wide variety of birds throughout the year including sparrows, chickadees, nuthatches, and jays. Red tailed hawks frequently pass overhead during the day and great horned owls hunt along the banks at night in search of the voles and deer mice that occupy the park. This unmaintained park is meant to serve as a habitat link, so human's should take care if coming to birdwatch.

Access off Salix East of 185th Beaverton,OR 97006

Salish Ponds Park

This city park offers a wide range of recreational opportunities: Fish around the west pond, walk along the nature trail that winds through the park and along the ponds, and view diverse habitats of wildlife and vegetation. There is easy access to the trails from the Reynolds School property, Community Park, or the Target parking lot.

20620 NE Glisan St Fairview, OR 97030


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