Willamette Mission State Park
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Willamette Mission State Park is made up of open, grassy fields and wooded areas along the Willamette River. Trails totaling more than 8 mi wind through open meadows and riparian forests. The wooded areas attract the typical birds of the area, including warblers, vireos, bluebirds, woodpeckers, kinglets, and nuthatches. Waterfowl, raptors, Belted Kingfisher and others can be found along Mission Lake and the river. The park also contains the nation's largest Black Cottonwood tree. Day use permit fees apply.
From Keizer: go N on River Rd to Wheatland Rd, then N another 5.2 mi to the park. From I-5 N of Salem: take Exit 263 and go W on Brooklake Rd and N on Wheatland Rd, following signs. The park is 4.1 mi from I-5. The park is just across the Willamette River from Maud Williamson Park (Yamhill Loop Site Y10) via the Wheatland ferry. GPS 45 05 N, 123 02 W.