Alderwood State Wayside

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Alderwood State Wayside
Alderwood State Park (Lane County, Oregon).jpg
Alderwood State Wayside is located in Oregon
Alderwood State Wayside
TypePublic, state
LocationLane County, Oregon
Nearest cityEugene
Coordinates44°09′18″N 123°25′24″W / 44.1551225°N 123.4234324°W / 44.1551225; -123.4234324Coordinates: 44°09′18″N 123°25′24″W / 44.1551225°N 123.4234324°W / 44.1551225; -123.4234324[1]
Area76.4 acres (30.9 ha)[2]
Created1931–35
Operated byOregon Parks and Recreation Department
Visitorsabout 45,000 annually[2]
OpenYear-round

Alderwood State Wayside is a state park on Oregon Route 36 in the state of Oregon. Administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the day-use wayside covers about 76 acres (31 ha).[2] It is open year-round and attracts about 45,000 visitors annually.[2]

The state acquired the land for the park from Lane County in 1931, and the Civilian Conservation Corps developed the picnic site in about 1935.[2] Amenities include picnic tables, toilets, and a hiking trail along the Long Tom River, which flows through the park.[3]

Flora at Alderwood includes big Douglas firs, Pacific dogwoods, bigleaf maples, and other trees.[2] Smaller plants, especially lush in spring, include trillium, yellow violets, and bleeding hearts, ferns and mosses.[4] Among the fauna observed here are kingfishers and cutthroat trout.[2]

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  1. ^ "Alderwood State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Alderwood State Wayside: History and FAQ". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "Alderwood State Wayside". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Bannan, Jan (2002). Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide (2nd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. pp. 140–41. ISBN 0-89886-794-0.