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Address: North Columbia & Simmons, Portland, OR 97203
Phone Number: +1 503-797-1515
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Beautiful, isolated area great for paddling and canoeing.

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Great bird and wildlife watching!

This is a wonderful urban park with two nice little lakes that host tons of wildlife, especially birds of all types. Highly recommend! You can bike in a loop from N. Portland... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
Randy S
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a wonderful urban park with two nice little lakes that host tons of wildlife, especially birds of all types. Highly recommend! You can bike in a loop from N. Portland along the railroad cut for a good 7-8 mile ride.

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Brilliant location for photographers, walkers, families, classroom field trips, wildlife, nature, birds, art, restrooms, covered picnic area, who could want more from a city preserve area for FREE

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

My husband and I had some free time on our hands and decided to check out all the hiking areas we could find in or near Portland. This one is mainly a biking area, with a wide, paved 40-mile loop. Wide enough for both walkers and bikers to share. There were a few paths off into the woods. Very easy... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

Smith and Bybee Lakes Wildlife Area is one of the biggest urban wetlands in the U.S. If you're not onto kayaking, the best way to explore (like me) is take the short trail to the viewpoints on the lakes. Weather probably kept most wildlife hiding, but a few birds were seen. A ranger did point out a birds nest being... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Great place to explore one of America’s largest urban wetlands. you might find beavers, river otters, black-tailed deer, osprey, bald eagles and Western painted turtles just minutes away from the downtown area. The entrance to Smith & Bybee is a little tricky - so keep your eyes open to a sudden dense green area just one your right, as you... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We connected with a Meetup group to explore by kayak this 2,000 acre preserve in the middle of an industrial area. Once we hit the water after a reasonably short portage from the parking area we quickly forgot that we were in a densely occupied industrial region. We explored the lake and wetlands for about three hours finding serenity first... More 

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