Wildwood Recreation Area

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Located 14.6 mi. east of Sandy off of Hwy 26 on Main Park Road.  This is between the communities of Brightwood and Welches.

Park Pass Required.  Go to the Wildwood RA Website for pass prices and more info.

Habitat and Birds

Popular recreation area bordering Salmon River, a National Wild and Scenic River; mixed conifer and hardwood forest, freshwater  wetland, and riparian forest; Harlequin Duck, Common Merganser, American Dipper, Spotted Sandpiper, and Belted Kingfisher along Salmon River; wetland boardwalk trail offers opportunities to see Wood Duck, Red-winged Blackbird, and Common Yellowthroat;  characteristic forest birds include resident Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Winter Wren, Steller’s Jay, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pileated  Woodpecker, and Varied Thrush; nesting species include Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Pacific-Slope Flycatcher, and Wilson’s,  Hermit, and Black-throated Gray Warblers.