Molalla River State Park
This fine state park has a tremendous amount of acreage at the confluence of the Molalla and Willamette rivers. Just upstream of the boat ramp where the GPS coordinates were taken is the confluence area. During the flood of 1996 and again in 2005-2006 the area around the confluence was inundated, with massive wood debris jams being carried downstream and deposited within the park. Although the entire park didn’t flood, a significant portion was covered with the brown, swirling water.
Located in Canby, the park provides boat access via a small, old boat ramp, and there are picnic tables, restrooms, and running water. The park’s main attraction is the lowland cottonwood forest and open meadow areas, with their associated bird species, such as pileated woodpecker.