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Marine Drive to Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetlands Natural Area

This is a seldom visited yet amazing natural area for bird watching just north of downtown Portland.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.2 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  In this guide I've outlined the major trails in the Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area. You can follow a short path north along... more »

Tips:  Directions:
99E becomes Marine Drive (120) north of the underpass under I-5. Follow this north until you see signs for the wildlife... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

Park here along N. Marine Drive and head out on the paved Interlakes Trail which will bring you out to two viewing platforms.

2. Bybee Lake Viewing Platform

Along this path you will find a viewing platform overlooking Bybee Lake.

3. Smith Lake Viewpoint

A view southwest over Smith Lake.

4. Southern Entrance

This is a southern entrance off of N. Marine Drive to the path around Smith Lake.