Cascade Streamwatch

Mt. Hood, Oregon’s tallest mountain, beckons travelers through a forested corridor to wade the waters of the Wild and Scenic Salmon River. Located along the Mount Hood Scenic Byway near the town of Welches, Wildwood Recreation Site is a day-use area home to a wide range of recreation facilities and the Cascade Streamwatch Trail. Visitors have a chance to explore natural stream and wetland ecosystems along accessible interpretive trails and boardwalks and observe native fish in a unique underwater fish-viewing chamber. The wetland and upland forest ecosytems provide ideal habitat for migrating birds in April and May. The site offers family picnic units, several group shelters, playing fields, and access to the Salmon River and the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness (USFS). Great for large groups and events.

  • ADA accessible
  • Fee required for parking
  • Interpretive signage
  • Trained guides available by pre-appointment
  • Visitor center on site

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