Ontario State Recreation Site

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Malheur Butte

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Ontario Sewer Ponds

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Malheur River

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Love Reservoir

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Snake River (Near Farewell Bend)

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Located 1 mile north of Ontario off of I-84. Take exit 374 and turn east on Hwy 30 (OR 201). The park is just a short distance from the exit. This is a day-use area and the park provides free Wi-Fi access so you can check for local rare birds. Walk the gravel hiking path that begins at the west end of the parking lot. It will take you through riparian vegetation and give you a good look at the river.

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Habitat and Birds

Large cottonwoods and access to the Snake River provide good birding here. Migrant songbirds stop here to fuel up and there are several protected areas of the river that can harbor herons and ducks. Black-crowned Night-herons are often found here. Osprey cruise the river and Double-crested Cormorants can be found loafing on rocks in the river.

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