Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site

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Chico Road / Ant Flat Road

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Golf Course Road

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Joseph Sewage Ponds (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DO NOT TRESPASS.)

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Wallowa Lake Tramway and Trail

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Enterprise Fish Hatchery and Enterprise WMA

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Elk Mountain and Crow Creek Roads

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Hurricane Creek

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Zumwalt Road

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Enterprise

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Wallowa Lake/ Wallowa Lake State Park

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Seasons

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Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From downtown Joseph travel south on the Wallowa Lake Hwy for approximately one mile. As you round a long right hand turn leaving the town of Joseph look for a small round parking lot with a bathroom and informative signs. Parking here you can follow a small network of trails through the heritage site and to Knight’s Pond.

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Habitat and Birds

This area has very diverse habitat for a small area. An irrigation ditch flows through the site and plays the role of a natural stream with a robust riparian habitat. The Wallowa River also borders the site to the west and can often yield a dipper or a spotted sandpiper. This may also be a good place to find a Gray Catbird hiding in the dense brush. The ponderosa pine forest area is a great place to view mountain chickadees and Golden-crowned Kinglets during winter and various woodpecker including Red-naped Sapsuckers during the summer months. Pygmy and Great Horned owls are also not uncommon to the area. The site also has wide open grassy meadows where Western Meadowlarks can be seen singing along with Savannah and Vesper’s sparrows.

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