Hemlock Lake

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Numerous Forest Service roads take off the Little River for further exploration. Hemlock Lake closed from snow Dec-May. Umpqua NF, North Umpqua RD. From Hwy 138, at MP 16 take FR 27 (Little River Rd) in Glide; about 32 mi to Hemlock Lake at about 4500 foot elevation.

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Habitat and Birds

Mid-elevation small lake with old growth forest(Shasta Red Fir, Douglas Fir, White Fir are predominant), elevations from 600 to 4600 feet are covered on the road; clearcuts, and natural meadows nearby; 1-mi loop trail around lake; shrubby habitat hosts Lazuli Bunting and Willow Flycatcher; forest species include Varied and Hermit Thrushes, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Pacific Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, Lincoln’s Sparrow,

Fox Sparrow, Hermit Warbler, and Brown Creeper; occasional waterfowl on lake.

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