Columbia Springs

Tucked away beneath the northernmost span of the I-205 bridge, Columbia Springs is an odd little place - and a little bit charming for that.

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As far as we know, this location is temporarily closed but has plans to reopen in the future.

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Pros

  • It’s a little bit different, like the best of us.
  • Offers casual educational opportunities re salmon / trout life cycles and environmental management.
  • Boasts several nature trails around a lake and through the adjoining woods.

Cons

  • Graffiti, some litter and the drone of I-205 add a hint of “True Detective” to the nature trails to the west of the parking lot.

if you like this…

Conservation and hiking also meet at the excellent Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve and Tualatin River National Wildlife RefugeWhitaker Ponds Nature Park has a similar feel to it, on an even smaller scale.

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First posted: May 20, 2015; last updated: May 18, 2020.

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A photograph taken at Columbia Springs
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