Wood River Wetland

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Lauren Keavney
Morris, IL280 contributions
Peaceful, beautiful, relaxing, and great birding!
Jun 2021
We had some extra time to kill before our next destination on our west coast roadtrip. We had stayed in Klamath Falls the night before and decided to stop here on our way out. I am so glad we did! I love birding and there were so many bird species to see! It was peaceful, beautiful, and relaxing!
Written July 12, 2021
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1972TravelGirl
San Francisco, CA126 contributions
Nice place to chill and observe nature.
Sep 2020
loved hanging here with our daughters. its beautiful and serene. we took lots of beautiful pics of them and enjoyed the nature.
Written September 8, 2020
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And_A_I127
Portland, OR30 contributions
Good for walking a dog, not much else....
Aug 2020
During our stay in Chiloquine at the end of August of 2020, we visited several wildlife preserves in the area - Lower Klamath, Tule Lake, Klamath Marsh, and Wood River Wetland. Wood River Wetland was by far the worst, basically, a wasted morning, in terms of pictures taken. We got, basically, none. First of all, it is a huge area which you can only walk (or bike). Even though Google shows a road which one can drive on, in reality it is gated and only employees have keys to the gate. There is a small parking area by the gate and a vault toilet. You walk past the gate; there is a paved path and a dirt road next to it, for about half a mile. This stretch of road looks tiny on the map, but it takes awhile to walk. On both sides of the walkway there are dense bushes, with just a few narrow openings along the way. So, you can barely see anything. Once you reached the bridge over the Wood river, one can either follow a road along Agency lake (which we walked for a few minutes but saw no birds), or a perpendicular road along a water channel, which might be Wood River; we walked along this road for a fairly long time but also found very little by way of birds whose pictures we could take with our 600 mm lens. On the left, there is another wall of bushes. On the right, there are some ducks and waterfowls in the water channel, but they are too far from the road to take good pictures. We saw an owl which surprised us by flying from a low bush towards us, but it happened too fast to take a picture. Other than that, it was the worst day of birding from all other locations which we visited in the area (all within the same week, at the same morning time). It was the only location where one cannot drive. It is a wetland, alright. Wild life preserve - not sure, with most of the area designated for hunting - how does that supposed to work, preserve and kill at the same time? Bird watching - I'd say no. Dog walking - for sure, plenty of people use this area for this very purpose. If we knew better, we would save the morning for something else. Maybe end of August is not the best time for birding in this area, but once again, we had much better luck in other areas, where we could drive on the roads and stop when we saw something worthy a picture. Maybe even the density of such sightings was similar, but had many more of such sightings because we were in a car, hard to say. Anyways, it was disappointing.
Written August 29, 2020
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Jeremy R
Lakeview, OR32 contributions
Excellant job BLM
Jul 2018 • Solo
Great place to see waterfowl, otters and coyotes. Recreation people at the Bureau of Land Management do an Excellant job of maintenance.
Written July 1, 2018
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Speederchick
British Columbia319 contributions
Symphony of Bird Song - delightful evening stroll
May 2018 • Friends
Just west of the Crater Lake Hwy on the Modoc Road is a lovely birding area with water access and excellent road/pathways for walking and riding non-motorized vehicles. From the moment we arrived (May) the birdsong was astonishing. Lovely as the sunset over this recreation area. Picnic area, some parking, excellent interpretive signs. Don't expect a children's playground, ice-cream shop or souvenirs - this is the REAL OREGON.
Written May 24, 2018
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2oldgeesers
Klamath Falls, OR224 contributions
Go in the spring during nesting season
May 2017 • Couples
Take a good birder with you, or go on an outing with the Klamath Chapter of the Audubon Society. During the nesting season you can get close views of rare song birds and easily see over 50 species on a morning hike. Hear the fishing is not bad at the end of the trail, or by boat. Good for kayaking and canoeing.
Written September 17, 2017
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Jeremy R
Lakeview, OR32 contributions
Lots of waterfowl and otters
May 2017 • Couples
Nice walk in wetland, need to make a right at the bridge to see the most wildlife. Great for biking and walking.
Written May 15, 2017
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Didi
Lebanon, OR87 contributions
Nice place to relax and unwind
Mar 2017 • Couples
We visited in March and though we didn't see a lot of wildlife, we enjoyed strolling on the path and loved the tranquility of the place. I think it would be good to visit maybe in winter for migrating birds or later in spring for nesting birds?. Possibly more birds and activity going on.
Written April 5, 2017
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Bill D
Klamath Falls, OR13 contributions
Great place to see birds and get some exercise.
Jun 2016 • Couples
One of the best places to bird on Agency Lake. The first part of the trail is paved with benches along it to rest and watch the waterfowl. Just the place for people with mobility problems. There are toilet facilities at the far end of the paved trail and tables for a picnic. You will see a variety of waterfowl and other small birds most of the year.
Written July 16, 2016
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Kjay
Klamath Falls, OR433 contributions
Great birding, lakeside strolls & water-lily canoeing!
Oct 2015 • Couples
This spectacular area, about a 45-minute drive north of Klamath Falls, is a restored wetland managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). It overlooks Agency Lake and the distant Cascade mountains, and is a local favorite get-away. It is also a key birding site on the “Klamath Basin Birding Trail.”

To get there, take the Modoc Road exit, off Highway 97. You’ll cross the railroad tracks, then drive about 12 miles north along a gently winding, two-lane country road until you reach the well-marked BLM sign leading left into the Wood River Wetland parking lot. Steps away are interpretative signs, a small native plant garden, and boat launch for canoes and kayaks. A paved trail leads past a pit toilet, and stretches along a tree-shaded walkway with benches and scenic overlooks.

Bring your binoculars to watch the many woodland & wetland birds – and butterflies! Also be sure to carry water and snacks as you hike this delightful nature trail toward the bridge. Many folks like to walk their dogs, bicycle, & have lakeside picnics. For birders & photographers – it’s always a rewarding stroll, and extra special by boat – especially getting closer to marsh birds & the showy water lilies!

Once across the bridge, there is another small area with picnic tables overlooking the winding Wood River, and more interpretive signs about the wildlife in the wetlands. A wide gravel road offers further hiking in two directions – one goes west along the lake; and the other leads north to inland marshes & willow thickets along the river. In fall and winter, the area is open to duck hunters. However, there is no hunting on trails before & around the bridge, and the scenery is peaceful and mesmerizing!

Open year-round. No drinking water. Day-use only.
Written October 24, 2015
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