Willamette Park

Willamette Park is Corvallis? main spring migration hotspot. A 0.75 mi gravel trail winds through the riparian forest with beach access to the Willamette River along the way. Another trail passes through the sports fields and through a restored riparian area recently planted with trees. Both trails continue south along the river. Willamette Park is a good site to listen for Western Screech-Owl, and to watch warbler and vireo flocks in spring migration. Black Phoebe has nested here in recent years. An active heronry is visible across the river from the S end of park.

From downtown Corvallis, head S on Hwy 99W over Marys River Bridge and turn L (E) on Crystal Lake Dr. Follow Crystal Lake 0.5 mi, then turn L on Fischer Ln to reach boat ramp at the N end of park. Or, take Hwy 99W 1 mi farther S, turn L on Goodnight Ave, and travel 0.6 mi to reach S end of park. Transit: CTS Bus 6 stops at Goodnight and Greenmore Pl; from there walk E 0.25 mi on Goodnight to S end of park.