Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area


Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area
5300 N. Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97217
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Includes hiking and bicycling trails, fishing, canoeing, and natural areas. Most visitors to the lakes are surprised to find beaver, river otter, black-tailed deer, osprey, bald eagles, and Western painted turtles living only minutes from downtown Portland. Smith and Bybee Lakes Wildlife Area is open every day during daylight hours. Access to the wildlife area is by either the Interlakes Trail (paved and universally accessible) or by boat. The starting point for both is the parking area on Marine Drive. The trail is less than a mile long, round trip, and has two wildlife viewing platforms. There is a portable toilet at the trailhead. Non-motorized boats are allowed.