St. Helens Tree Farm is a 2400 acre logging property with a small lake (Salmonberry Reservoir) that has hiking, birdwatching, and fishing opportunities.
St. Helens Tree Farm and the Salmonberry Reservoir at a glance
What: lake, hiking, fishing, birding
Trip reports: Morning stroll around Salmonberry Reservoir
Where: From Highway 30 on the north end of St. Helens, head west on Pittsburg Road for 8.2 miles until reaching an unnamed road on the left at 45.8949, -122.9364. Next to the road is a small kiosk at which you fill out a free day use form. Continue down the road and you will reach the gate at which you can park.
Hiking: It is approximately 0.3 miles from the gate to Salmonberry Reservoir. There are several miles of old logging roads as well as unofficial smaller trails on which you can hike.
Notable Wildlife: Varied Thrush, warblers, other forest songbirds, pond amphibians
Property status: City of St. Helens
Website: St. Helens Recreation Area
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