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Smith and Bybee Lakes Wildlife Area

#187 of 448 things to do in Portland Features Animals
North Columbia & Simmons, Portland, OR 97203
+1 503-797-1515
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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... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Randy S
,
Portland, Oregon
sensory, nature, art, Family friendly

Brilliant location for photographers, walkers, families, classroom field trips, wildlife, nature... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
ginblossom69
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Saint Helens, Oregon
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Beautiful, isolated area great for paddling and canoeing.
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15 Aug 2016
“Great bird and wildlife watching!”
30 Apr 2016
“sensory, nature, art, Family friendly”
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North Columbia & Simmons, Portland, OR 97203
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+1 503-797-1515
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Reviewed 15 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.

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 30 April 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

Thank ginblossom69
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...More

Thank Judith L
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,...More

Thank Rainier72
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...More

Thank Portlander
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...More

Thank PNWTravellinMan
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