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part ofFishermen's Bend Recreation Area, Bureau of Land Management
Status: Open through Sun Nov 15 2015   Season Dates


Wildwood Recreation Site is located along the Mount Hood Scenic Byway near the town of Welches, Oregon. Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest mountain, beckons travelers through a forested corridor to wade the waters of the Wild and Scenic Salmon River.

This day-use area is 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.

Natural Features:

Nestled in a bend of the spectacular Wild and Scenic Salmon River, Wildwood Recreation Site encompasses 550 acres of beautiful land forested with old-growth Douglas fir, western hemlock, and western red cedar. Dense vegetation provides nice privacy between sites.


Hiking and wandering the boardwalks at Wildwood is the best way to experience the park.

The Cascade Streamwatch Trail is an accessible, 3/4-mile paved loop that features quality educational displays, picturesque views of the Salmon River and a fish viewing window below stream level.

The Wetlands Trail is an accessible, 3/4-mile loop trail leading to the challenging Boulder Ridge Trail, which is a 4.7-mile hike up the steep slopes of Huckleberry Mountain into the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness.

Visitors also enjoy swimming and fishing in the cool, clear waters of the Salmon River.


Wildwood is an excellent place for large groups, company picnics or special events. The site offers family picnic units, several group shelters, outdoor picnic kitchens, athletic fields, volleyball and basketball courts and fully accessible trails.

Picnic tables, fire rings and grills are available at each site. Flush toilets and drinking water are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Mount Hood National Forest offers many recreational activities, including hiking, horseback riding, fishing, camping, backpacking, and skiing, among others.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball Courts
  • Beach
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boardwalk
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Event Area
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • RV Parking
  • Ranger Station
  • River Access
  • Security Lights
  • Stove
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Tubing
  • Visitor Center
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Grocery Store

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.35611, -121.98667
45°21'22"N, 121°59'12"W

Wildwood Recreation Site is located 39 miles east of Portland on Highway 26 near Welches, Oregon.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

65670 E HWY. 26, PO BOX 229
WELCHES  OR  97067

Phone Number:

Information:  (503)622-3696
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