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Harris Park-Before and After the Flood

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

Harris Park is located 15 miles southeast of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. It is an excellent place to camp and close enough to enjoy a day trip to picnic in the day use area.

Before the flood of 2020, the park had about 30 campsites, some alongside the south fork of the Walla Walla River, and three cabins. Alongside the river were trees and bushes where the sight of many species of hummingbirds were enjoyed by campers. If you held a feeder in your hand, the hummingbirds would come and get a drink. The sites along the river were quite shady before the flood. The flood wiped out many trees along th...


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