Fairview Wetlands - Salem, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 44° 53.642 W 123° 00.294
10T E 499613 N 4971178
Natural preserve in an industrial area
Waymark Code: WMGRZ7
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 04/06/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 6

The Fairview Wetlands is a natural preserve located in the Fairview Industrial District, just south of Salem's airport. It features a walking trail, information signs, and opportunities to watch birds and examine plants. Pets are allowed, but must be on a leash. The area is administered by the City of Salem but is not considered a developed "park."

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Estimated size of the public land (in regional measurement standard: hectares, acres, kms, etc.): 46 acres

Is there a trail system?: Yes

If there is a trail system, please describe length, terrain, etc.:
The trail follows the perimeter of the park, plus a section that crosses a boardwalk through the interior. Hiking the entire distance and returning to your starting point is about 1.2 miles.

What points of interest are there?:
There are a number of information signs that describe the flora and fauna. A short boardwalk crosses a portion of the wetlands and allows access to an interior walking path. The water is drained by a small stream that flows under the street.

What activities are available?:
walking, birdwatching

Hours of accessibility?: Dawn to Dusk

List of known hazards (cliffs, snakes, poison plants, etc.):
none - visitors are instructed to stay on the path

Dogs Allowed?: Yes

Is a permit/fee required?: No

If a permit/fee is required please describe in detail how to get one, how much, etc.: Not listed

Please supply the website of the land if available: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visitors are encouraged to supply a picture of either themselves or their GPS at the trailhead and/or signage of the public access lands - describe your experience there and what you saw - tell us why other folks should come visit!

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