Mottet Campground

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From Tollgate and HWY 204, take FSRD 64 towards Jubilee Lake. Look for the end of the pavement on FSRD 64 (this is uphill from the Bald Mountain overview, looking down the Looking Glass Creek Drainage). Turn left here on FSRD 6403 (Kendall Skyline Rd. 45.786611, -118.045772 ) and follow it 12 miles to Mottet Campground.


Habitat and Birds

This is a super camping and birding site. There is an outstanding, clean, flowing ice( the water is so cold that it hurts to leave your fingers in it) spring here. This is where you enter the high wet cold forest of the Northern Blue Mountains. You are at 4988′ and there are many huckleberries in late July along FSRD 6403. Drive slowly to save your car and to listen for birds. Here you can find Pileated Woodpecker, Ruffed Grouse, Mountain Bluebird, Boreal Owl in September and October, Black-backed Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Red Crossbill, Townsends Warbler, Northern Goshawk and loads of butterflies in July and August. This is an outstanding site to spend a three day period in mid to late June. There are Black Bears and there are lots of interesting plants and flowers.