Scappoose Bay Marina

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

South of St. Helens, turn east onto Bennett St. and take Old Portland Rd North to the Scappoose Bay Marina. There is a day use fee required. Next to the rest rooms are a set of parking places that allow free 10 minute parking. I confess to stretching this to a half an hour.

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Habitat and Birds

There is a small paved trail through a Cottonwood gallery woods. There are views of Scappoose Bay which can have all manner of river birds, loons, grebes, gulls and ducks. A Red-necked Grebe has been seen here. Pileated Woodpeckers are regular and for some reason Steller’s Jays love this place and to find a dozen or so is common in winter. The Cottonwoods hold Whitebreasted Nuthatches, Brown Creepers, and the usual migrant and breeding passerines.

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