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Madrone Wall

The Madrone Wall Park is now open!

Madrone Wall Park

The park is open seasonally from July through January, and closed from February through June to protect nesting peregrine falcons that inhabit the rock wall during those months. Read the news.

Park hours of operation have been set as:

While there is no fee to enter or use the park, there is a $5 parking fee.

Fires, alcohol, glass beverage containers, weapons, and fireworks are all prohibited inside the park by County Code. There is also no camping allowed, no firewood gathering or cutting, and dogs/pets must be kept on leashes at all times inside the park.

Parking is limited at Madrone Wall Park. Our conditional use permit only allowed for the construction of 20 parking stalls and 2 handicap parking stalls. There is no parking allowed along the park access road and Hwy 224.

Overflow parking is available at Barton Park and Carver Boat Ramp. There is also a TriMet Bus Stop (Bus Route #30) on Hwy 224 near the Madrone Wall Park access road.

The park is located in 19485 SE Highway 224, Damascus, OR.

The county purchased the Madrone Wall site in the early 1900s for use as a quarry. The defining feature of the site is the 120-foot basalt wall that bisects the property. In the past, this wall has been popular with local rock climbers.

Along with the basalt wall, the site derives its name from the many striking Madrone trees in the area. With sweeping views of the nearby Clackamas River, Madrone Wall is a stunning location.

The site is also popular with wildlife. Nesting Peregrine Falcons have been observed in recent years at the site. Through consultation with US Fish and Wildlife and the National Audubon Society, the birds' progress has been carefully studied and monitored.

In recent years, the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, with input from local citizens, designated the site as a priority for master planning. In April 2015, Parks staff reengaged with the Parks Advisory Board and partners to plan for the possible development of Madrone Wall Park.

In 2015, the Madrone Wall Park plan received a boost by way of a grant from the Clackamas County Tourism Development Council. The $88,590 grant—combined with money gathered by committed public and private partners—will allow park development to move forward. The target opening date for Madrone Wall Park is October, 2017.

 

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Development Services Building

Parks

Phone number 503-742-4414
Email parksreservations@clackamas.us
Address 150 Beavercreek Road
4th floor
Oregon City, OR 97045
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Hours Monday to Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.