Mt. Vernon Area

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Mt. Vernon is 108 miles east of Prineville and 8 miles west of John Day on Hwy 26.


Habitat and Birds

Look for Wild Turkeys along the first three miles of Ingle Creek Road, especially during the winter. Highway 395 travels north up Beech Creek toward Fox Valley and Long Creek. About 10 miles north, county road 32 goes east up the East Fork Beech Creek. Mountain Quail have been seen in this area. County road 32 will connect with Forest Service roads that lead to Magone (pronounced ma-goon) Lake. Going west on Highway 26 from Mt. Vernon, look for Osprey nesting on poles in the fields. About 1.5 miles west of Mt. Vernon, look for Bobolinks in the fields during the spring. Happy Valley Road takes off to the north and gives some views of ponds and a variety of habitat.