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Kilchis Point Reserve, Bay City

#57 of 130 in Wildlife in Oregon
Kilchis Point Reserve is a pristine 200 acre natural area located along Tillamook Bay in Bay City, Oregon. The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum (TCPM) owns, protects, maintains, and holds this land in the public trust. The history at Kilchis Point is long, rich and well documented. There are three sections of interpretive trails that will highlight Flora and Fauna, Native American Heritage, and Pioneer Settlement.

An interpretive kiosk, benches, arbor, and native garden are installed at the Trailhead. We encourage everyone to stop by and check it out! The parking area and trailhead are located at the corner of Warren and Spruce Streets in Bay City, Oregon. The first section of trail, the Trailhead Loop, is paved with pavers and has interpretive trail signs that highlight the Native American presence in the area, the first settlers in the Tillamook area, and common flora and fauna one will see along the trails.
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  • This Kilchis Point Reserve has two goals: Hiking and learning about history. It started first with the Tillamook tribes. Then we learned about the woodlands and the wetlands They also covered the pion...  more »
  • Very nice trail that was easy start to finish. It's loaded with interpretive panels with history of the area and information about flora and fauna.  more »
  • You will love this place. It's beautiful. The paths are well-maintained making it easy walking for anyone of any age. There are signs to show you the different kinds of foliage and animals that live there and a lot of information on the history. And it's dog friendly so no leashes and dogs can just be dogs.
  • Beautiful walk through lush green forest. The trails are wide easy to walk, no roots or mud. There are benches up and down both trails and multiple bridges going over small creeks. There are two trails to take when you start out and a map shows distance and description of each when you get to the fork. Keep in mind this is an off leash dog area so if you dog isn't friendly I would keep him/her leashed to avoid trouble with other dogs. The trail is always beautiful no matter the time day, however the sunset on the bay can be especially incredible. It takes roughly 30 minutes to walk to the end and 30 back depending on which trail you choose. If you happen to catch the sunset on a low tide in the middle of summer you should be in for a treat.

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