Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
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About Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Portland
These 141 acres worth of floodplains wetlands on the east of the Willamette River are technically considered a part Portland parks. It is managed by the Portland Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with the friends of Oaks Bottom. It has an incredible avian diversity with hawks, coots, woodpeckers, great blue heron, kestrels and wigeons commonly seen. These are only a handful of 185 bird species over here. Vegetation is quite diverse too, including the Oregon White Oak, ash trees, black locust trees, poison oak and Reed canary grass. It also has some decent hiking and biking trails with views along the riverfront, with about 3.6 miles worth of trails.
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Opening and Closing Hours
- North parking lot closed 10:00pm to 5:00am.
How To Get To Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge by Public Transport
- By Bus: 19 stop SE Milwaukie &Insley; Bus 30 stop SE McLoughlin& 17th
- MAX Orange Line stop SE 17th Ave & Holgate Blvd MAX Station
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Address: SE Milwaukie Ave & SE Mitchell St, Portland, OR 97202
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
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A pleasant place for walking, running, and biking. Beautiful and serene. There are usually people using the pathways, and all of them are nice folks. It's very safe here. It's a wonderful place for nature photography. Also good for meditation and listening to the many birds and frogs. It's a thirty minute walk from the parking lot to the Willamette slough and back.
Excellent urban wildlife/nature area. I'm always amazed at how much wildlife is in this area - river otters, mink, deer, weasels. I've even seen Sea Lions swimming by in the spring!
A great place to get away from thw city while still being in it. Although there are a lot more unauthorized trails than there used to be, it's making the place lose some of its beauty.
Great place to take a hike with your dog it's a dog park as well have fun taking the pooch out
I absolutely love walking all the different paths through Oaks Bottom feels as if I am out in the forest.
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