Elliott Lane

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Prineville Sewer Ponds - THE PRINEVILLE SEWER PONDS ARE NO LONGER ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ENTER THIS FACILITY!  WE HOPE THIS WILL BE A TEMPORARY SITUATION SO WE ARE STILL INCLUDING THIS IMPORTANT LOCATION IN THE SITE GUIDE.  WATCH FOR FUTURE UPDATES.

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Crooked River Wetlands Complex

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Leave Prineville north on the O’Neil Hwy (leaves Hwy 126 just west of the bridge over the Crooked River). Travel 4.0 miles to Elliott Lane.  Turn right (north) to the main intersection.  Turn left (west) and take this road to the gate and turn around. Beyond the gate is private land.  Please do not trespass.

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Habitat and Birds

This farmland is famous for raptors and tricolored blackbirds.  There is a big marsh here that should be scoped.  When you get to the end of the road going west, check the marsh on your left for Tricolored blackbirds and the large rimrock in front of you for White-throated Swifts.  Bald Eagles nest here too.  The locals can be a little hostile here so be careful not to leave the road (no public land here beyond the road) and don’t block the farmer’s access to their property.  This is a detour road for the local gravel company so watch for gravel trucks.

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