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Trojan Nuclear Site and Prescott Beach County Park

Although the cooling tower has been imploded you will still be picnicking next to an old nuclear facility
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.2 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Take the family to a nuclear site... wait, what!?? Don't worry, the site has not been in operation for almost 20 years now. In 1993 ... more »

Tips:  To get to the parks follow Hwy 30 north from the town of St. Helens until you are almost at the Washington Border just before Longview... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Prescott Beach County Park

Take the time to enjoy the horse shoes, gazebo, and sand volleyball courts at this day-use beach before or after checking out the other sites in this guide. For more info please see the links in this guide's description page.

2. Bird Watching Loop

If you are into bird watching and brought binnoculars waterproof boots and a camera with a zoom lens take the time to walk down this strip of land to watch for waterfowl in this swampy area.

3. Parking & Trojan Site Loop

Park here and take the loop around the 29-acre lake. This is a day-use area but be free to fish or even boat (without motor) on the lake this loop walks around on a paved trail. Also, go check out where the massive Nuclear cooling tower used to stand before it was imploded on May 21, 2006. The photos I've included here were before the tower was... More