Delintment Lake

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Seasons

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Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Delintment Lake is a 62 acre mountain lake with a campground, boat ramp and trails, at an elevation of 5600 feet.

This lake is 44 miles from Hines and is accessible via a good paved national forest road: Take Burns-Izee Rd (NF 47) from Highway 20 in Hines. Drive NF 47 for 12.2 miles and look for a paved road on your left at 43.6426, -119.264. This is Donelly Road (NF 41). Continue on NF 41 for 31 miles to the lake.

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Habitat and Birds

A morning trip can be very productive as this route takes you through some diverse habitats and some good forested areas. It also takes you through some good burns that are very productive. (See Donelly Road).

Drive the roads in and bird as you go. Stop frequently in the burned areas for woodpeckers, both bluebirds, Cassin’s Finch, nuthatches, and jays. Dusky and Hammond’s Flycatchers are present in summer as are Olive-sided Flycatchers and pewees. Pygmy Owls can be found along with crossbills. Osprey, Bald Eagles, and diving ducks are often seen at this lake.

There is a popular National Forest campground here. Check the web site for current information.

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