Gunners Lakes

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Vernonia Lake

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Canaan Marsh

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Hwy 47 Clatskanie to Vernonia

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Banks-Vernonia State Trail Beaver Creek Trailhead

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Pittsburg Road

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Big Eddy County Park

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Scaponia County Park/Scaponia Recreation Site

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Clatskanie Mountain

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Take the Scappoose – Vernonia Hwy 9.4 miles west from Hwy 30. Turn left onto Pisgah Lookout Rd (not signed). This is pretty much at the top of the pass. On the south side of the Hwy there is a big school bus turn around and parking for the Crown Z trail if one is so inclined to walk the trail. The lakes are about 1.9 miles from the Scappoose – Vernonia Hwy.


Habitat and Birds

This whole area can be explored. The lakes can have Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, Mallards, and other ducks possible. The wooded shore lines are great for Woodpeckers, and migrant and breeding songbirds. High elevation birds like Evening Grosbeaks, Red Crossbills and Band-tailed Pigeons have all been recorded in this area.


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