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This site includes cattail marshes, ash forest, shrubs, and wet prairie that harbor endangered wildflowers. A boardwalk loops 0.7 mi through part of the wetlands, providing universal access while preserving the rare and fragile plant community. In spring listen for numerous Virginia Rail and Marsh Wren with occasional Sora. Look for Rufous Hummingbird and migrant flocks of Yellow-rumped Warbler and Warbling Vireo. In winter, brushrows along the E side of the park are good for sparrows including Song, Lincoln’s, Sooty Fox, Golden-crowned, and White-throated Sparrows, while Varied Thrush, Hutton’s Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay and sometimes Western Screech-Owl can be encountered along the boardwalk. Bicycles are not permitted on the boardwalk but a bike lane provides good access to the entrance.
From intersection of Hwy 99W with Conifer Blvd on N end of Corvallis, turn E on Conifer and go 0.5 mi. Turn L on Lancaster St and follow 0.3 mi to end, with parking on street. Trail into wetlands starts here. GPS 44 36.244 N, 123 14.330 W.