Big Camas Loop

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Umpqua NF, Diamond Lake RD

Presently Forest Service roads are undependable for maintenance and signing. Usually part of the route can be completed. Snowpack, fallen trees, and slides are possible problems. A good district map is a necessity. Take Hwy 138 east from Roseburg. At MP 51.2 turn R on FR 28 (Copeland Creek); at MP 7.1 bear L on FR 3701 (Big Camas Rd); 1.6 mi to spur road 060 which is entrance to Big Camas Meadows(hard to see); you may want to park at 060 spur and walk into meadows

continue to MP 4.4 to Toketee Airstrip (spur road 259); at MP 4.8 take spur road 300 (Brink Rd) for 2.3 mi (may not be suitable for passenger cars in spring) to connection with spur road 010 (Fish Creek Forebay Rd); L 0.8 mi to forebay; turn around and continue on 010 2.1 mi to paved FR 37 (Fish Creek Rd); L 1.2 mi to Hwy 138 at Watson Falls.

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Habitat and Birds

Mixed aged and species of conifer habitats along route;( Douglas Fir, Incense Cedar, Sugar and Lodgepole Pines, Western Hemlock and Western Red Cedar are prevalent) wet meadows, and brushy scrub;

one-lane gravel road with turnouts; Hammond’s Flycatcher is the main attraction at the meadows Pileated Woodpecker; Green-tailed Towhee: Black-throated Gray and Nashville Warblers nest at airstrip (only used during fire season); Great Gray Owl seen on FR 300 near dam, and Barrow’s Goldeneye are frequently near dam; Green-tailed Towhee and Dusky Flycatcher on FR 010; Peregrine Falcon and Olive-sided Flycatcher on FR 37.

nice selection of flycatchers, wood warblers, 3 chickadee species possible

Black Swift was once seen at Watson Falls at dusk

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