Dalton Lake Trail (OBT)

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Seasons

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Summer
Fall

Location

At the north end of St Helens there is a stop light intersection. Deer Island Rd goes to the east and Liberty Hill Dr to the west. Take Deer Island Rd and just after crossing the RR tacks turn left onto Oregon St. Drive a short distance to a parking area directly across from the Humane Society animal shelter. A paved trail (which parallels highway 30) heads north for a while. There is a wooded trail that leads down to an impoundment lake.

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Habitat and Birds

Expect woodland birds, migrants, and the lake can have ducks and grebes. There is a view of the river which can be scanned for all manner of river birds, loons, grebes, gulls and ducks in season. I’ve only been here once so I don’t have a good feel for the possible birds but would not expect it to be much different than many locations with the same habitat. A Clark’s Grebe has been reported from here.

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