Walks: Wetlands

Walks that feature nearby wetlands

Looking for a walk that features nearby wetlands?

Below are all 100 Steps options starting with the newest additions. You can learn about terrain, distance, seating, and more when you choose to view an individual walk.

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Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area

Years before “binge-watching” was added to dictionaries and Black Friday was such a wildly popular phenomenon, several hours of each Thanksgiving weekend in my youth were spent sitting directly in front of our 14-inch TV, my elbows resting on the small hand-caned footstool my dad… 

Siletz Bay Park

More than once I’ve sought online for a walking destination near Siletz Bay. Each time I found places suitable for self-propelled watercraft and also long-distance hikes in zones not far from designated hunting areas, but nothing fitting for short-range pedestrians. So I was both pleased… 

Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge

I had no idea there was more than one type of Canada Goose.  Any large waterfowl with a black neck and head, white throat band, and brownish body appeared the same to me.  My education was quickly expanded though when my husband and I stopped… 

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area

There’s no guarantee you’ll see elk at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, but if you look carefully chances are good you will at least glimpse some in the distance.  If you’re lucky, like the day my husband and I visited in June, you’ll see… 

Bullards Beach State Park

The Coquille River, its lighthouse, a few miles of Oregon coastline, and a Bandon Marsh viewpoint are all housed in Bullards Beach State Park.  Perched on a lava rock point, the lighthouse is certainly a star attraction.  You can approach close enough to witness the… 

Bandon Marsh

Designated a National Wildlife Refuge, visiting the Bandon Marsh allows you to experience the estuary glimpsed in various spots as you drive around Bandon, for example just south of the Coquille River bridge. Through the pertinacious efforts of the Fish and Wildlife Service and other…