|OregonWildflowers Locations Camassia Natural Area|
|Best time to visit||Mid-April through early June|
|Trail Info||Less than one mile loop, no significant elevation change|
|PLANT LIST AVAILABLE|
|Hike information - Oregon Hikers Field Guide|
|Dogs||PROHIBITED. Please respect this location by leaving your dog at home.|
The preserve's shallow soils support wet meadows, Oregon white oak-madrone woodlands, vernal and permanent ponds, and even a stand of quaking aspen.
The trail utilizes boardwalks, which can be slippery during the spring. There are also some sections which can be quite muddy earlier in the season, so I recommend hiking (or rubber) boots. Also, PLEASE stay on the trail and (as always) do not pick any wildflowers!
*Common Camas (C. quamash) and Great Camas (C. leichtlinii) can look very similar, so here are are some tips for distinguishing them:
Turn uphill onto Willamette Falls Drive just before the gas station. If you cross the bridge over the Willamette River, you have gone too far!
In one block, Willamette Falls Road makes a 90 degree turn to the left... follow the sign for "Willamette Area". Continue on Willamette Falls Road for another quarter mile, then follow the sign for "Sunset/Rosemont" and veer right uphill onto Sunset Avenue. Immediately after crossing I-205, turn right onto Walnut Street. This street dead-ends at the Nature Preserve entrance and parking area. There is room for 4-5 cars. Please do not block any driveways if the small parking area is full.
NOTE: Dogs are not allowed anywhere within Camassia Natural Area!
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|05/08/2017||Karen Amann Talerico|
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Rosy Plectritis and Camas at Camassia Natural Area
Rosy Plectritis at Camassia Natural Area
Wildflower meadow at Camassia Natural Area
Large-Flowered Blue-Eyed Mary at Camassia Natural Area
Camas at Camassia Natural Area
White Rock Larkspur
White Rock Larkspur
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