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Special Scenic Places
Near Crater Lake National Park

Kimball Creek State Park.

The Wood River Wetlands

Egrets and other waterfowl come to visit at Wood River Wetlands, page 1.

Just a few Cormorants sitting in a tree at Wood River Wetlands, page 2.

Just settle down and watch at Wood River Wetlands, page 3.

Egrets standing in the shallows at Wood River Wetlands, page 4.

Autumn at Wood River Wetlands, page 5.

Light illuminates Agency Lake, as viewed from Wood River Wetlands, page 6,

Sunset at Wood River Wetlands with Mt Scott, on the eastern flank of Mt Mazama - Crater Lake National Park - in the distance, page 7.

Mt Scott from Wood River Wetlands, page 8.

Pelican Butte in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon as seen from Wood River Wetlands, page 9.

Hagelstein Park birding trail

Mt McLoughlin in the morning mist at Hagelstein Park birding trail, one of the many birding trails in Klamath Basin, in the Pacific Flyway of Oregon, page 1.

Egrets visit at Hagelstein Park birding trail, page 2.

Mt McLoughlin viewed from Hagelstein Park birding trail, page 3.

Hiking the Williamson River Gorge

The Lower Gorge on the Williamson River, page 1.

Spring Creek and the Lower Gorge on the Williamson River, page 2.

The Upper Gorge on the Williamson River, page 3.

The rugged contrasts in the lower gorge of the Williamson River, page 4.

The peaceful meander of the lower gorge of the Williamson River, page 5.

The striking rock formations of the Williamson River in the lower gorge, page 6.

Waterfall on the middle Gorge of the Williamson River, page 7.

... and the Williamson River settles peacefully in the lower gorge, page 8.

The watery grottoes and placid pools of the Williamson River Gorge, page 9.

Hiking in the hills not far from Crater Lake National Park
and Wood River Wetlands birding trail

The Cascade Mountains viewed when hiking in the hills above Sprague River, page 1.

Mt Scott, on the easter flank of Mt Mazama - Crater Lake National Park - in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, page 2.

Interesting geologic features uncovered when hiking in the hills not far from Crater Lake National Park an Wood River Wetlands birding trail: page 3, page 4, page 5.

Native American ruins found when hiking in the hills, page 6.

Chiloquin Ridge across from the retreat

Klamath Basin from Chiloquin Ridge, page 1.

Chiloquin and the Cascade Mountains from Chiloquin Ridge, page 2.

The Cascade Mountains from Chiloquin Ridge, page 3.

Mt McLoughlin in the Cascade Mountains from Chiloquin Ridge, page 4.

Sprague River from Chiloquin Ridge, page 5.

Autumn on Chiloquin Ridge, page 6.

Chiloquin Ridge Road in Autumn, page 7.

Hiking without trails, a rock formation known locally as the Badlands

... I just followed Brad, climbing a vertical up thrust of volcanic rock, hiking without trails in the Badlands, page 1 - gm

... nature sculpts anew, and we get to be part of it, hiking without trails in the Badlands,page 2.

... and again nature sculpts, the hiking Badlands, page 3.

... up close and personal in the Badlands: to see the scale of the rock shown in the previous page, hiking without trails in the Badlands page 4.

The trail down, hiking without trails in the Badlands page 5.

Shoalwater Bay at Eagle Ridge, one of the myriad birding trails in Klamath Basin

Unlike the other Special Places listed here, Eagle Ridge is one of the myriad birding trails in Klamath Basin and well known. Though the other sites are within 25 miles of Crater Lake National Park or thereabouts, it's not. Still, it's within the local area, and well worth visiting, no matter your interest in birding.

The wetlands at Eagle Ridge at Shoalwater Bay, one of many birding trails in Klamath Basin, page 1 and page 2. Page 1 includes specific directions to Eagle Ridge, Klamath Basin birding trail.

A short summary of habitat and wildlife features of Eagle Ridge Klamath Basin birding trail, page 3.

Mt McLoughlin of the Cascade Mountains towers above Shoalwater Bay at Eagle Ridge, page 4.

The Mountain Lakes Wilderness of the Fremont Winema National Forest stands above Klamath Lake at Eagle Ridge, one of the myriad birding trails in Klamath Basin, Oregon, page 5.

The Majestic American Pelican at Eagle Ridge, one of the many birding trails in Klamath Basin, Oregon: swimming, 6, taking flight from a rock, page 7 in Klamath Lake, and flying above Shoalwater Bay, page 8 and page 9.

The Mighty Bald Eagle at Eagle Ridge along Shoalwater Bay, one of many birding trails in Klamath Basin, Oregon, page 10.

Cormorants lined up, following one by one in a row in Klamath Lake at Eagle Ridge, one of the myriad birding trails in Klamath Basin, Oregon, page 11.

Egrets in the shallows of Shoalwater Bay at Eagle Ridge, one of the myriad birding trails in Klamath Basin, Oregon, page 12.

 

Next ~ The Oregon Coast and the California Redwoods.

Listing pages:

Page 1: Site Structure and Breakdown, Page 2: Category Headings, Page 3: The Umpqua River and Tributaries, Page 4: Crater Lake National Park, Page 5: Little Known Special Places near Crater Lake National Park, Page 6: Oregon and California Coasts and Redwoods, Page 7: Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway, Page 8: The 75 mile stretch from Smith Rock State Park to Newberry National Volcanic Monument and the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, Page 9: Oregon Outback Scenic Byway, Page 10: Surprise Valley - the Warner Mountains, Page 11: the Salmon River in northern California, page 12, the Shasta Trinity Tour, Page 13: Crater Lake on the Diverse Loop Tour and Page 14: The Beautiful West Cascades National Scenic Byway in Oregon.