NPSO Native Plant Garden at Avery Park
In 1996 the Corvallis Chapter of the Native Plant Society installed a native plant garden in Avery Park surrounding the CEC's Avery House Nature Center. The garden focuses on habitat types specific to our region, such as coniferous understory, prairie, oak woodland, and a rock garden. Come see what's growing, volunteer to help maintain the garden, or click on the image to the left to view the garden's website and learn more about gardening with natives!

Avery Park is a 75-acre county park with walking/biking trails along the Mary's River and is located just south of Philomath Ave. off 15th St. in Corvallis (1310 SW Avery Park Dr.). The Avery House is also the chapter's monthly meeting location at 7:30pm on the second Monday of each month (October-June).

Download a list of what's planted in the Avery Park Native Plant Garden HERE.

Mary's Peak
The highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range offers unique views of Noble fir and subalpine meadows. For directions and general information, visit the Siuslaw National Forest website.

Plant List

Iron Mountain
This location in the Willamette National Forest is home to many rare plant species and a variety of habitat types including forest, meadows and rock gardens in which to view unique high-country wildflowers. Take Hwy 20 east past Sweet Home and after about 34m turn right onto Forest Service road 15 and watch for signs.

Download an Iron Mountain plant list HERE.

Jackson-Frazier Wetland
This 144-acre county park supports many different wetland communities in addition to several rare species, such as Lomatium bradshawii and Sidalcea nelsoniana. Grant funds from the Corvallis Chapter NPSO helped to build the boardwalk trail through part of this wetland. View the Benton County Parks website for more information.

Download a Jackson-Frazier plant list HERE.

William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge
View many of the Willamette Valley's historic habitats and its largest remaining tract of wet prairie. Located just 10 miles south of Corvallis off Hwy 99 (26208 Finley Refuge Rd.). For more information visit their webpage.

Download a plant list for this area HERE.

3-Fingered Jack/Canyon Creek Meadows
Rich wildflower meadows with stunning views are what make this central Cascade trail system in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness extremely popular. For the lower loop trail, take Hwy 20 east 8 miles past the Santiam Pass to Forest Service road 12. Turn left and travel about 4 miles to FS 1230. After about 1.4 miles, turn left onto FS 1234 and follow it about 5 miles to the trailhead at Jack Lake campground.

Download a plant list for this area HERE.