Indian Lake

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Alkali Canyon Road and Mud Springs Canyon Road

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Battle Mountain Scenic Corridor

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Gurdane Road

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East Birch Creek and Pearson Creek Roads (SE of Pilot Rock)

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From Pendleton, take Hwy 395 15 miles south to Pilot Rock. Continue on Hwy 395 to the south end of town and turn left (south) on SW Birch St. This intersection is signed to Indian Lake. SW Birch St. changes to East Birch Creek Road at the south end of town. Continue on East Birch Creek Road 19 miles to Indian Lake and look for the Indian Lake Campground .


Habitat and Birds

Mountain Lake and mixed conifer forest. Species seen here include Mallard, Ruffed Grouse, Osprey, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Rufous Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Williamson’s Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Cassin’s Vireo, Tree Swallow, Canada Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Tanager, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin’s Finch, and Pine Siskin. Though difficult to locate, Great Gray Owls nest in this area.