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Salmon Homecoming at Oxbow Regional Park

Nothing says “Pacific Northwest” like the annual return from the ocean of salmon, fighting upstream to spawn and die in the rivers of their birth. In October, witness this ancient, iconic phenomenon at Oxbow Regional Park along the Sandy River, one of the nation’s designated Wild and Scenic Rivers. During the annual Salmon Homecoming, naturalists are on hand at Oxbow to help you see the salmon and explore other aspects of this 1,000-acre wilderness of old growth forest, hiking and equestrian trails and river beaches.

All Salmon Homecoming events are free; registration is not required. $5 per vehicle ($7 per bus) fee. For more information, call 503-663-0238.

View salmon

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join naturalists at the river’s edge; they’ll help you spot spawning salmon and tell you about the salmon’s behavior and life cycle. Borrow a pair of polarized fish-viewing glasses onsite. The trail to salmon viewing is unpaved and fairly level. Suitable for all ages.

Identify mushrooms

2 to 4 p.m.
Explore the incredible diversity of fungi in Oxbow’s ancient forest. In this hands-on, beginners class, learn the basics of mushrooms and other fungi. Suitable for ages 12 and older. Meet at Alder Shelter (group picnic area A) at 1:45 p.m.

Sunday, Oct 20
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with $5 vehicle fee ($7 bus fee)


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Oxbow Regional Park
3010 SE Oxbow Parkway
Gresham, OR 97080

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