The headwaters of Eagle Creek flow out of the Salmon-Huckleberry wilderness, an area of Douglas fir, true firs, western red cedar, and western hemlock. Ten miles of trails cut through this wild area, part of a larger 70 mile trail system. The creek then flows through commercial forest and agricultural land before joining the Clackamas.
Eagle Fern County Park near Estacada provides an excellent opportunity to access the creek, picnic under beautiful cedar trees, view fall salmon spawning, and explore a native streamside forest of old growth. For more information on the park, please click here.
A natural heritage of Coho, spring and fall Chinook and steelhead spawn and rear in Eagle Creek. Spring Chinook salmon spawn in the lower reaches while coho and steelhead spawn and rear in streams and low gradient tributaries.
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