The parking lot is not signed well so it’s hard to spot from the road. It’s not large enough for anything longer than a van. RVs may be parked along the side of the road but exiting and getting to the trail entrance can be difficult and a bit dangerous if the traffic is heavy. Preserve 45.60116, -123.94578
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
The 357 acres of tidal marsh, mudflats, dunes, forested wetlands, and uplands at the south end of the Sand Lake estuary was being considered for a development that would have included a destination style golf course community with a hotel, timeshare condos and a restaurant. Fortunately the plan didn’t pass due to zoning restrictions and wetland protection laws.
In 2014 the property was bought by the Oregon Park Department. A portion of the land had been farmed for over 80 years and a dike holds back the tidal waters. Plans are in the works to allow water to flow back into the farmland.
The trail runs along the top of the dike before entering the forest, passing along the dunes with paths going to the beach and then looping back to the dike trail.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021
The parking lot isn’t large enough for any vehicle other than very short RVs or vans. Larger RVs can be parked on the streets. The sidewalks and curb cuts are in very good condition. Trail 45.45831, -123.84333
Thursday, July 15, 2021
The market is accessible.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
The campsites are short and not very level. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, and a vault toilet. No fee during our stay because the toilet is not getting regular cleanings and trash pickup is suspended.