Maud Williamson State Park
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This small park with a stand of second-growth Douglas-fir amid flat, cultivated farmland offers a picnic stop with restrooms at the end of the Yamhill Loop. Birds here include Western Wood-Pewee and Violet-green Swallow in summer and Red-breasted Nuthatch, Chestnut-backed and Black-capped Chickadees, and Brown Creeper year-round. Look and listen for Savannah Sparrow from edges of adjoining field. To return to start of loop, continue S for 12 mi on Hwy 221 to Hwy 22 in West Salem.
From the Hwy 18 Bypass in Dayton: Go S on Hwy 221 (Wallace Rd/Salem-Dayton Hwy) for 7 mi. Park entrance is on R near intersection with Wheatland Rd. From Willamette Mission Park (Site H4): Take Wheatland Ferry across Willamette River, and continue 1 mi to park entrance. Note that the ferry is closed during periods of high water in winter. GPS 45 05.50 N, 123 04 W.