Powwatka Ridge

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Grande Ronde River (Troy)

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Mottet Campground

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There are two methods of accessing this site. From Wallowa, travel east on Whiskey Creek Road for about 0.75 miles and turn left (north) on Hill Road. Take Hill Road for five miles and it will dead end at Troy Road. Turn Left (north) and take Troy Rd for 24 miles. This will take you all along the ridge. Check out the small lake at the north end of the ridge. You can also access Powwatka from the community of Troy. Follow the directions to Flora found elsewhere in this guide. From Flora, take Flora Road north and west to Redmond Grade Lane. Take this road to the Grande Ronde River. Cross the river and go south on Troy Road past the community of Troy. When the Troy Road crosses back over the river and up the surrounding canyon, you will be at Powwatka Ridge.


Habitat and Birds

Birds found here might include Gray Partridge, Chukar, Northern Goshawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Clark’s Nutcracker, three chickadee species, Brown Creeper, Mountain Bluebird, Varied Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Pine Siskin, and Evening Grosbeak.