Grand Ronde Agency and Agency Creek

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The Grand Ronde Agency area is located west of Willamina on Hwy 22. From McMinnville, take Hwy 18 SW to Valley Junction. Then take Hwy 22 (also called the Hebo Road) north and west for three miles. Turn right (north) at the intersection of 22 and Grand Ronde Road. Travel 1.5 miles to Agency Creek Road. Take this paved road along the creek into the forest.  It does not gain much elevation in the six miles to Big Buck Campground, which belongs to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Adventurous birders could drive lots of gravel roads that run up into the higher hills.


Habitat and Birds

Many forest birds can be found along Agency Creek, including Ruffed Grouse, wrens, thrushes, warblers, and the most reliable place in the county for American Dipper.