Get to know your local creek!
Beaver Creek is the lowermost tributary of the Sandy River. The creek begins to flow from a spring near Dodge Park Blvd. It flows through Gresham and Troutdale, until finally it flows into the Sandy River about two miles before it meets the Columbia River, near Glenn Otto Park.
Do you live, work, or play in the Beaver Creek Watershed? If so, read the five tips below to help you get to know Beaver Creek better.
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Walk along the greenway trail (across from Weedin Park) or the Mt. Hood Community College trail (from the pond). You can see the confluence (where two waterways meet) of Kelly and Beaver creeks from the MHCC Nature trail. This area has been known to sometimes have river otters, Osprey, and deer!
View salmon from the bridge at Glenn Otto Park. Coho, Chinook, and Steelhead are known to spawn in Beaver Creek. In a good year, Beaver Creek can produce up to 9% of the juvenile Coho salmon in the Sandy River Basin! Watch the video below, from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, of spawning salmon in Beaver Creek at one of their StreamCare sites.
Visit the interpretive sign at College Nature Park. Here you can also see a new wetland being established, and the recently constructed Stark Street culvert that was re-fitted to be large enough to be navigable by fish.
Learn more about Beaver Creek, and where you can access it at sandyriver.org/Beavercreek