As of September, 2022 Minto Park is still closed because of wildfire damage from the 2020 fires. Packsaddle Park, 1.3 mi east on SR 22, is open at this time. It has similar habitat, with river access, but there are no hiking trails.
For more info on the site, go to the Oregon Birding Trails Website. Choose the Cascades Birding Trail. Click on the Trail Guide and choose the Mt. Jefferson Loop Guide. Section 39.Directions
Habitat and Birds
In spring this as a good place to look for Band-tailed Pigeon, warblers, Seainson’s Thrush and others. Harlequin Duck, Wood Duck, Common and Hooded Merganser and American Dipper can be found on the rocks or in the river.