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Big Eddy County Park

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This small, well-shaded park on the banks of the Nehalem River is popular on weekends. The park was purchased in the early 1900s by the women of Vernonia, to preserve a small piece of old growth forest. The isolated stand of trees eventually fell in a windstorm, but second-growth growth trees now host a variety of woodpeckers and warblers. Watch for American Dipper on rocks, and Common Mergansers and Belted Kingfisher flying along the river.

From Vernonia, go N on Hwy 47 for 8 mi and turn L into park entrance.

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