Coast Range NF 41

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Matt's Flats

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Tahkenitch Dunes/Threemile Lake Trails

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Reedsport Dump and Scholfield Road

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Reedsport Duck Pond

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Taylor Dunes Trail

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Umpqua R. Between Reedsport and Elkton

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Winchester Bay

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Fivemile Road

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Dawson and Stowe Marsh Restoration Area/Smith River Road

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Dean Creek

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

The best way to see the coast range in Douglas County is to take a Forest Service Road that lies between the Smith and Umpqua Rivers. From the junction of Highways 101 and 38 in Reedsport, go north on Hwy 101 for 0.8 miles to Lower Smith River Road. Go right (east) on Lower Smith River Road for 3.2 miles to South Side Road. Turn and cross the river. Follow Road 119 until it turns into FS Rd. 41. This gravel road takes you over a ridge through mixed aged forest and ends up at Wells Creek on Hwy 38. This will give you many miles to experience the coast range and its wide variety of birds.

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Habitat and Birds

Mixed aged conifer mostly Douglas fir, Western Hemlock and Western red cedar

Pileated, hairy woodpeckers; several flycatchers, wood warblers, owls: n.pygmy, n.saw-whet, barred, 4 thrush species, grouse, mountain quail, western tanager

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