Deschutes River State Recreational Area

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Mouth of the Deschutes River

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Rufus Treaty Fishing Access Site (Rockbeach Lane)

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Scott Canyon and Scott Canyon

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Biggs-Rufus Frontage Road

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Mud Hollow Road

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Fulton Canyon

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Giles French State Park and the John Day Dam

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From I-84, take the Fulton Canyon Exit (Exit 97) which will become Hwy 206. Cross the Deschutes River and turn right (south) into the park. From Biggs Junction and Hwy 97, turn west on the Biggs Frontage Road. This is pretty much the only road in Biggs. Follow it for about 4.5 miles to the park entrance which is just east of the Deschutes River.



Habitat and Birds

Riparian vegetation and sandy beach. This may be the most productive location in the county. The junction of these two large rivers creates a natural migration route and good, permanent habitat. Bewick’s Wrens are common here as are Bushtits and Black-capped Chickadees. Passerine action can be good in migration and Yellow-rumped Warblers can be present year-round. It’s a good place for both goldfinch, both goldeneyes, Common Merganser, and gulls. Ash-throated Flycatcher is somewhat common and Dipper sometimes is seen in the shallows. Rarities here include Green Heron, Barred Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and Calliope Hummingbird.