Wanderland is a privately owned and protected patch of coastal rainforest in the foothills of the Nehalem River Valley, four miles from the Pacific Ocean. It is a place where the forest is still alive with the sound of water and frog song; where moss covers the forest floor and hangs from the branches of trees, and giant ferns grow. In the fall, salmon swim up the clear, cold waters of Coal Creek to spawn. Many animals indigenous to the area still live here, including bear, deer, elk, coyote and wild cat. The forest is home to a large population of red-legged frogs, six different salamander species, and eighty different native plant species.
In order to preserve the beauty and magic of this place, Wanderland has been legally placed in a Family Trust– forming a forest sanctuary to be used for retreat and educational purposes.
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