The Bald Hill Park, which is in the city of Corvallis, Oregon, has two areas where dogs are permitted to be off-leash. The Bald Hill Park itself is just under three hundred acres of stunningly beautiful countryside, which incorporates many walking and hiking trails. Your dog is also allowed to be exercised on the trails as long as they are kept on a leash.
To locate the off-leash areas in Bald Hill Park, it's necessary to use the barn as a landmark. Pups are allowed off their leashes on the north side and on the west side of the building and nowhere else. These two designated off-leash areas are signposted. To fully enjoy a romp here, dogs need to be well trained to voice control as neither field has any fencing whatsoever nor is there a separate part for smaller dogs.
The Bald Hill Park is a nature reserve and does have abundant wildlife. Its beneficial for dogs to have their treatments for ticks and fleas up to date before being exercised in the park as there is always a possibility of picking up one or the other when on the trails or in the off-leash zones.
The wildlife can also be a significant distraction for untrained canines. If a dog does run away from its owner, they can soon get lost, and this is an enormous area to have to search for a wayward pup. So if owners doubt their dog's ability to come to command, the best thing to do is keep their dog on their leash.
The Bald Hill Park Off-Leash Areas do not have any water supply, and so it is recommended owners carry a small rucksack containing a jug of water plus a bowl for their dog as well as plenty of poop bags. Picking up poop is a state law in Oregon and complying to the poop regulations is particularly vital in a nature reserve as too much poop can become an environmental issue and spread infections to wildlife as well as humans.