Cow Canyon climbs out of Willowdale going north toward the Columbia River. This is in the southern edge of the county but is on Hwy 97 which is the main road through the area. Travel 17.6 miles north of Madras on Hwy 97. This location is 23 miles south of Maupin and 70 miles south of the Columbia River at Biggs Junction. The Cow Canyon Rest Area is about 2 miles to the north.Directions
Habitat and Birds
This area is under-birded because it is next to Hwy 97 and most people don’t stop. There are pockets of oak trees here that could harbor migrants and local nesters.