Powder River Recreation Trail

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Unity Lake State Park

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Camp Creek Group Campground

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Dooley Mt. Summit

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Phillips Reservoir

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From Unity Reservoir to Whitney

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Sumpter/Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area

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Murray Reservoir

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From Baker City, take Hwy 7 south and then west for about 15 miles and look for a parking area on your left (another parking area is available at the west end of the loop). The Loop Trail goes west from this location. The section on the north side of the river across the wooden bridge is more rugged but the section on the south side is suitable for most birders and has a restroom facility. The paved south portion is mostly open while the north portion is a dirt trail and forested.


Habitat and Birds

Riparian and conifer habitat. Possible birds here include: American Dipper, Song Sparrow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red Crossbill, Vaux’s Swift, Western Wood-pewee, forest warblers and flycatchers, swallows, Common Merganser, and Belted Kingfisher. There is a chance of a flyover Bald Eagle or Osprey at this location.