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Camassia park is wonderful

i love camassia park. my only complaint is that it is relatively small. it is especially... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2017
West Linn, Oregon
Quiet getaway area, interesting to see the non-native aspens that were transported from Colorado by glacier

Nice trails for hiking through the natura area, listen to the birds and examine the floral... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a small Nature Conservancy piece of land near the high school in West Linn. After going through forest you come out on what at first looks like a meadow but is a volcanic basalt outcropping with some sporadic oak and aspen. It's an...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank mrlabelman
Reviewed April 14, 2017

i love camassia park. my only complaint is that it is relatively small. it is especially interesting in the spring when the purple camassia flowers are out, as well an array of other spring flowers. my wife and i had a family photos there last...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank micmorganicus
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Nice trails for hiking through the natura area, listen to the birds and examine the floral vegetation. Also there is a nice overview of the downtown Oregon City downtown - Capital of the Oregon Territory, and the Oregon City Municipal Elevator taking visitors from downtown...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Wes97068
Reviewed December 5, 2016

I found this little area and trail to be a very easy walk with some interesting features. The trailhead has brochures and there are markers throughout It's a forested wetland restoration site and they've been working on removing invasive plants so that the native ones...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Brenda F
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

A nice place for a short hike. Camassis Conservancy offers stands of oak trees, flat areas with basalt, Nice views overlooking the river, black tailed deer, a pond ( although it is pretty dry this time of year) birds and tranquility. Located in the heart...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Cindy F
Reviewed July 3, 2016

The trails in this natural area are well marked and maintained. Seldom see anyone else there when I am wandering through this jewel. The grove of aspens here were transferred from Colorado by glacier or so the DNA indicates. So nice views of the surrounding...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Wes-97068-3234
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Don't miss giving yourself a chance to see all the flowers in bloom right now and watch ospreys and other birds during nesting season. The trails have been kept in great condition thanks to Nature Conservancy volunteers.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank PassitonTC
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Camassia Natural Area is directly behind West Linn High School's football and baseball fields. It extends to the east of Wilderness Park and south to nearly Sunset Avenue. Camassia can be accessed from the high school, Walnut St., Wilderness Park, and other less traveled streets....More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Ed T
Reviewed March 15, 2016

This Nature Area I believe is part of The Nature Conservancy. It is a unique area in terms of rock formations, vegetation, etc. While there are raised walkways to get you through some of the wet areas, it is much more enjoyable to visit in...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Bruce J
Reviewed February 27, 2016

Gorgeous and natural. Watch out for the poison oak. Parking is tricky. Great bird watching. Wonderful views.

Date of experience: January 2016
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March 29, 2016|
Response from Bruce J | Reviewed this property |
I am not an authority on camas flowers, but it is my understanding that they bloom in April through May, so my hunch is that this is still a little early. I reguarly hike in West Linn's Wilderness Park, which abuts the... More