- If you want to get off the beaten path, Bonnie Lure State Park along Eagle Creek provides a refreshing getaway. You may catch a rare glimpse of a pileated woodpecker or hook an elusive steelhead trout (otherwise known as a silver-sided freight train) on its way back to the hatchery. It could easily become your favorite day-trip destination.
Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. For information, call 1-800-551-6949.
Recreation - Bonnie Lure offers opportunities for walking, swimming, fishing, viewing wildlife, bird watching, and enjoying nature close to the city.
Climate - Climate in this region changes with elevation. The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations and as wet heavy snow in the higher elevations. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long. Late spring, summer and early autumn bring the best chance for clear, sunny days and bring moderate temperatures.
Bonnie Lure is located just southeast of Portland. From Highway 224 at Eagle Creek (six miles north of Estacada), turn south on Burnett Road. Turn left on Dowty Road and drive about two miles.