To get to the developed east side of the reservoir, take Hwy 237 north out of North Powder for 4.5 miles. Turn right on Government Gulch Road and travel 2.4 miles to Telocaset Road. Turn right on Telocaset and travel 4.4 miles to Thief Valley Road. Turn right and travel 1.5 miles to the reservoir. Take Thief Valley Road around the reservoir and past the dam for as long as you choose. The west shore is in Baker County. Note: the west shore cannot be accessed from North Powder; the road is blocked by a gate.Directions
Habitat and Birds
Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, a dozen other duck species, grebes, Great Egret, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Spotted Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, several species of gull, and a few other species might be found here.