{"results":{"recreation":[{"ID":"5453","post_title":"Cascadia State Park","post_content":"Cascadia offers opportunities for camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, viewing scenery, bird watching, viewing wildlife, and viewing historic and interpretive signs.

The campground and east picnic area are open March- October. The west picnic area is open year-round.

Cascadia State Park offers visitors a pair of hiking trails give you a chance to explore the area. A .75 mile trail leads to the spectacular Soda Creek Falls. A newer trail ushers you through historic Douglas fir trees along the South Santiam River (a good place to fish and swim). Ruts from the historic Santiam Wagon Road are visible in the park (the trail was used as a military route in the 1800s). As well as mammal and bird watching.

Vital stats: Open March - November. 25 primitive sites (maximum site 35 feet); group tent (2 reservation areas). (503)854-3406 or (800) 551-6949.<\/p>","post_name":"cascadia-state-park","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.3982","lng":"-122.473","distance":"7.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/forests-parks-refuges\/state-parks\/cascadia-state-park\/","terms":"a State Park<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"664939","post_title":"Foster Dam & Reservoir","post_content":"

A flock of Barrow?s Goldeneye regularly winters just below Foster Dam, sometimes with Common Goldeneye. Deep water above the dam draws migrant Common Loon and Horned, Eared, Western, Clark?s and (rarely) Red-necked Grebes in migration, along with Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Common Merganser, and other diving ducks. Red-breasted Merganser, Surf Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, and migrant terns may drop in as rarities. In spring you may hear Yellow-breasted Chat calling from brushy, logged slopes above the reservoir. The US Forest Service ranger station in Sweet Home is an information site for both the Willamette Valley and the Cascades Birding Trails.

From US Hwy 20 at the E end of Sweet Home, take 60th Ave\/Foster Dam Rd N to North River Dr. An informal lake overview is on the R shoulder. The lake can be circled using Foster Dam Rd, North River Dr, Quartzville Rd, and US Hwy 20. Viewing sites are at the boat ramps, roadsides, and a county park (closed in winter).<\/p>","post_name":"foster-dam-reservoir","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.4167","lng":"-122.667","distance":"9.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/foster-dam-reservoir\/","terms":"an
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Just east of the city of Sweet Home, Foster Reservoir is a popular boating destination for mid-valley residents, providing a pleasing Cascade foothills backdrop for a variety of water recreation activities. Foster Reservoir measures over three miles in length and was created in the late 1960s by the construction of the Foster Dam on the South Santiam River. Foster offers good angling for stocked rainbow trout, kokanee and bass, and ample space for waterskiers and other on-the-water activities. Three launch points are available on Foster Reservoir. Green Peter Reservoir and Clear Lake, two popular still-water destinations, are just a short drive to the east.

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American Dippers are featured here at a relatively low elevation along McDowell Creek and near the falls. The park also features Majestic and Royal Terrace Falls along a 3-mi trail on McDowell Creek, a tributary of the S Santiam River. The falls have bridges and viewing decks. Look and listen for typical mixed forest species, including nesting Black-headed Grosbeak, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, and Black-throated Gray and Wilson?s Warblers. The road leading to the parking areas is good for viewing butterflies in summer.

Approximately 4 mi E of Lebanon, turn N off US Hwy 20 and follow Fairview Rd E 0.9 mi to McDowell Creek Dr. Take McDowell Creek Dr N for 7.5 mi to the park's lower parking lot. A second parking lot (gravel, no restrooms) is another 0.2 mi up the road.<\/p>","post_name":"mcdowell-creek-county-park","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.4678","lng":"-122.676","distance":"9.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/mcdowell-creek-county-park\/","terms":"an
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