You could easily spend a whole day birding this large park by car, making short hikes at a range of elevations, from meadows on mid-level benches to steep forested slopes. For a longer visit, use the campground as your base and explore further on the trails. Watch for waterfowl and American Dipper along the river, and Osprey and Bald Eagle overhead. Red-breasted Sapsucker and four species of woodpecker are resident. In spring and summer, look for Willow and Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Cassin’s and Hutton’s Vireos, Wilson’s Warbler, and Western Tanager. Individual and group campsites are available. Daily visitor fees apply.
From I-205, take Exit 12A to merge onto Carver Rd/OR 212/OR 224 toward Clackamas/Estacada. After 3.6 mi, turn R at Market Rd/OR 224. After 1 mi, turn R at Market Rd. Turn L at S Clackamas River Dr/Market Rd and continue on S Springwater Rd to the park entrance on the L.