A great spot for a picnic lunch, the Eagle Creek Recreation Area also provides access to a variety of trails, including the extremely popular Eagle Creek Trail #440. The picnic area is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible picnic shelter. There is a 20 foot trailer length limit in this recreation site due to tight curves in recreation area.
The recreation area also provides access to the following: Eagle Creek Trail #440 and Ruckel Creek Trail #405 (both lead into Mark O Hatfield Wilderness), Gorge Trail #400, Wauna Viewpoint Trail #402 and the paved Historic Columbia River Highway.
The Cascade Hatchery is also at this location and during the fall, visitors can view chinook and coho salmon spawning at Eagle Creek. Please protect spawning salmon. Look but do not touch. Do not throw rocks or poke salmon with sticks and stay out of the creek during spawning season.
The salmon spawning season is here and the USDA Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area provides a new way to watch all the action as the Chinook (King) Salmon prepare to spawn. Fisheries personnel have placed an underwater webcam in a pool of Eagle Creek, a tributary to the Columbia River, where Chinook are gathering prior to spawning. While Chinook Salmon are present now, later in the autumn you can also observe Coho Salmon.