Wenaha Wildlife Area

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Grande Ronde River (Troy)

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Seasons

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Location

From Enterprise take hwy 3 north for 35 miles to Flora Junction. Proceed through Flora and follow signs for 13 miles including eight miles of very steep, narrow, gravel road. Take a right onto the Redmond grade bridge and cross the Grande Ronde river and a left onto the river road to Troy. Cross the Wenaha River and bear right at the first “Y.” Continue up a steep, narrow gravel road to the first left onto Eden Bench Road.

The wildlife area starts at the first cattle guard and continues on both sides of the road for nine miles to the Forest Service boundary. Eden Bench Road goes through 1.5 miles of private property marked “no trespassing.” Eden Bench Road turns into Forest Service Road 6212, which intersects Forest Service Road 62. Turn right on Forest Service Road 62 to return to Troy. These roads are not recommended for passenger car use.

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Habitat and Birds

ODFW Website This area consists of open pine habitat that is great for woodpeckers including Black-backed, White-headed and Lewis’s. Chukar are present on the steep slopes overlooking the Grande Ronde River and Gray Catbirds can be found in the thicker brush.

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