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Smith and Bybee Wetlands

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Smith and Bybee Wetlands - Metro web page

Smith and Bybee Wetlands - Portland Parks web page

"Most visitors to the lakes can find beaver, river otter, black-tailed deer, osprey, bald eagles, and one of the largest remaining populations of Western painted turtles in Oregon. Access to the wildlife area is either by the Interlakes Trail - a paved, accessible trail that includes two wildlife viewing platforms - or by non-motorized boat. There is a canoe launch area as well as restrooms, interpretive displays, a covered shelter, parking for 40 cars, a bus drop-off, and public art."

 

Notes: Good birdwatching here. The Interlakes trail is paved and for the most part fairly flat. There is a paved lookout over the turtle-sunbathing area, a metal-grated platform that looks SE over the wetland, and a third platform with a bird blind overlooking a NW tributary of the wetlands. The trail (after a quarter-mile access road from the parking lot) is mainly in deciduous woods with a little excursion through a meadow to the bird blind.

 

Scouting for turtles at Smith & Bybee

 

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