Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area

Park History

Luckiamute Landing started out as 528.52 acres of Willamette River Greenway parcels purchased in the 1970's and 1980's. In 2001, The River Network negotiated the sale of an additional 235.32 acres purchased for $505,000—$380,000 came from Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board grant; $50,000 from a North American Waterfowl Conservation Act grant, and $75,000 from OPRD. Western Rivers Conservancy negotiated for 75.70 acres in 2002 for $440,000—$44,000 came from Western Rivers Conservancy; $351,000 from a North American Waterfowl Conservation Act grant, and $44,000 from OPRD.

The ponds are remnants of gravel quarries used in the construction of Camp Adair during World War II and have become some of the best Western Pond Turtle habitat in the Willamette Valley.

Acreage: 924.3

Annual day-use attendance: 218,028


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