July 21, 2021 until further notice: No campfires or warming fires allowed in all recreation sites. Portable cooking stoves using liquified or bottled fuels are allowed.
At this time, park passes are available for purchase online for printing (Wildwood Recreation Site Day Pass) or onsite at the automated fee machine (AFM), located next to the park’s entrance station. Credit cards only; no cash or checks. Visitors may purchase either a daily or an annual pass at the AFM. Visitors with an annual pass receipt should bring it to the park office for transfer to a static cling Annual Wildwood Pass. Wildwood staff is limited so please be patient and hold onto your paper receipt until able to contact a park employee. Wildwood is open from 8 AM until 1/2 hour before sunset 7 days a week. Please stay aware of the closure times posted on roadside signs throughout the park. The gate will close at the posted time so make sure that you exit the park at or before the closing time.
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 year round 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.
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.
The President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce, and those interacting with us, requires all Federal employees, contractors, and others in Federal buildings and on Federal lands to wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures identified in the CDC guidelines. Recreation site operations and capacity limitations vary based on local public health conditions. Please contact the BLM Recreation Site or District Office for current capacity limitations and site availability, which are subject to change as this situation evolves. Additional details are available here .
Group sites and shelters will open with a 50% reduction in capacity. See individual site or shelter for new capacities. Thank you, Management.
Campfires? Please see here for current campfire restrictions: Fire Closures and Restrictions Typically, campfires are limited to the steel fire rings or BBQ grills provided within the recreation site. No building rock campfire rings.
Group Electric Shelter reservations cover half of the shelter. To use the whole shelter, you must make 2 reservations: Pioneer (WPIO and EPIO) and Mountain View (NMTN and SMTN).
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.
Mount Hood National Forest offers many recreational activities, including hiking, horseback riding, fishing, camping, backpacking, and skiing, among others. Sandy Ridge Mountain Bike Trails.
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.
Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.
Visit https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies for more information.
Wildwood Recreation Site PO BOX 229 WELCHES OR 97067
Wildwood Recreation Site 65670 E HWY. 26 Welches OR 97067
For campground inquiries, please call: 503-622-3696
Wildwood Recreation Site is located 39 miles east of Portland on Highway 26 near Welches, Oregon.