Darrow Bar – Willamette River Access

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Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

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Nesmith County Park

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From Salem, head west on Hwy 22/Marion St and cross the bridge over the Willamette. Stay in the right hand lane and take the next right for OR-221/Wallace Rd. Follow this road for about 5 miles and turn right for the parking lot.


Habitat and Birds

A heavily shaded trail winds its way thru a riparian forest near the Willamette River. There is a small trail down to the river at the end of the trail, though other paths down can be fairly steep.

Birds to look for include Wood Duck, Hooded and Common Merganser, Mourning Dove, Osprey, Belted Kingfisher, Swainson’s Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Wilson’s Warbler and Black-headed Grosbeak.

Darrow Bar is the name for an island in the Willamette River. I haven’t done it myself, but in theory one could carry a kayak to the river and then explore on the slough and island as well.