From I-5, take exit 233 in Albany and travel west on the Santiam Hwy (Hwy 20) for one mile. At this point Hwy 20 merges with Hwy 99. Continue on 20/99 to S. Lyon St. Turn north on Lyon and travel 6 blocks. Turn left (west) on SW 3rd Ave and travel 6 blocks and cross the river on a bridge and go under the railroad tracks. Stay right here and travel on a dirt road to the parking area. Access to the forested area is in the NW part of the park. Montieth Park is just on the opposite side of the Calapooia.Directions
Habitat and Birds
These parks are located on the Willamette River and the associated forested area can be very productive. Migrating passerines use the Willamette as a highway north and south. Wintering species like Varied Thrush and sparrows can be found here as well. Easy access to the Willamette River can result in sightings of Osprey, Bald Eagle, Doublecrested Cormorant, and a variety of waterfowl. Go to the Oregon Birding Trails Website. Choose the Willamette Valley Birding Trail. Click on the Trail Guide and choose the Santiam Loop Guide. Section S-1.