Wildcat Campground

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

At the end of Mill Cr. Road 10 miles north of the Junction of Hwy 26 and Mill Cr. Road (see directions for Mill Cr. Road above).

 

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Habitat and Birds

Nice, big pine and fir trees fill this campground, and an extensive burn is only 2 miles away along the wilderness trail.  This is one of the most accessible locations for birding the Ochoco Mountains. This campground is primitive with no electrical hookups. Well ventilated pit toilets are present, and the birding is good. From the north end of the campground, you can take a trail into the Wildcat Wilderness. Mountain Quail can sometimes be found here and the riparian area along the trail is good for passerines like Black-headed Grosbeak and MacGillivray’s Warbler. Veery and Swainson’s Thrush have been seen here and just about any Central Oregon woodpecker could show up. Winter Wrens sing from inside the campground and American Dipper are often nesting under the bridge.

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