Walton Lake

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Ochoco Reservoir

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Big Summit Prairie

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Mill Creek Road

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Ochoco Ranger Station

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Mud Springs Campground

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Independent Mine and Lookout Mountain Trail

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Wildcat Campground

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From Prineville, go 23 miles east to Ochoco Ranger Station (see above). Just past the ranger station, turn left (north) and go seven miles NE of Ranger Station on Forest Road #22. Look for the signs.



Habitat and Birds

A Lake surrounded by forest. This is an excellent area for woodpeckers, Northern Pygmy-owl and Grouse (both Ruffed and Dusky). All the forest birds are present here. Hermit Thrushes nest here and Townsend’s Warblers are abundant. The campground can be good but is often full of humans. The roads adjacent to the lake provide the best birding. County listers beware: this lake is right on the border with Wheeler County.