Kinney Lake

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From Joseph, take Hwy 350 (also called Imnaha or Little Sheep Creek Road) east for about 5.4 miles and turn right (south) on Tucker Down Road. Take Tucker Down for 1.5 miles and turn left (east) on Kinney Lake Road. Take this road one mile to the lake. REMEMBER: KINNEY LAKE IS PRIVATE PROPERTY WHERE TRIPLE CREEK RANCH HAS GRACIOUSLY ALLOWED ACCESS. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL WHILE VISITING.

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Habitat and Birds

Besides Wallowa Lake and the sewage ponds in Joseph, this is one of the few open water lakes in the area. On the way to the lake and at the lake, look and listen for Grasshopper Sparrow. Look for waterfowl, shorebirds, passerines and Gray Partridge here. In late summer this is a prime location to find shorebirds, depending on water levels in the reservoir. (Thanks to Howard Horvath, David Smith and Jamie Simmons for this info).

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