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The upper end of this reservoir has a series of developed parks and campgrounds (closed in winter) that offer a wide variety of birding habitats. The backwater at Williams Creek provides close views of waterfowl. Wilson Creek has open pine woods next to marshy and riparian areas, with nesting Osprey, Tree and Violet-green Swallows. At Pine Meadow, ponderosa pines, Douglas-firs and cottonwoods host Brown Creeper, Chestnut-backed and Black-capped Chickadees, and wintering Townsend's Warbler with kinglet flocks. A human-acclimated Wild Turkey flock may wander through from nearby residential areas. Shortridge Park is shaded by mature Douglas-fir, hemlock and big-leaf maple. Look for Hermit and Varied Thrushes in winter. Listen for Pacific-slope and Hammond?s Flycatchers in spring, along with Cassin?s and Hutton's Vireos and Black-throated Gray Warbler singing from oaks and madrones on the slopes above the reservoir. In winter, when water levels are drawn down, check for Least Sandpiper and American Pipit on the sparsely vegetated mudflats.

From Lakeside Park (Site B1) continue S 1 mi on London Rd to Williams Creek Rd to scan a reservoir backwater, then continue 2 mi to intersection with Reservoir Rd. Turn L (N) and go 1 mi to Wilson Creek Park. Additional stops with shoreline access are at Pine Meadows Campground and Shortridge Park, 1 and 2 mi further N, respectively. Continue 1.5 mi past Shortridge Park to return to London Rd below reservoir.<\/p>","post_name":"cottage-grove-lake-upper-end-loop","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.7","lng":"-123.059","distance":"0.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/cottage-grove-lake-upper-end-loop\/","terms":"an Oregon Adventurecation<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"109849","post_title":"Cottage Grove Lake - Lower End","post_content":"

This reservoir on the Coast Fork of the Willamette River is home to Bald Eagles year-round, with nesting Osprey and many species of waterfowl. In late fall, the water level is lowered but deep water remains around the dam and hosts flocks of Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Common and Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, and Pied-billed Grebe; view from Lakeside Park or from a small pullout on the E end of the dam just above Riverside Park. Watch for Spotted Sandpiper on the shore. A wastewater treatment pond near Riverside Park is closed to the public, but you can scan the American Wigeon flock from the road to pick out Eurasian Wigeon.

From I-5 Exit 172 at S end of Cottage Grove, go E on 6th St, which turns into London Rd. Continue along London Rd to intersection with Cottage Grove Reservoir Rd on L (MP 2.8). From here either turn L and go 0.6 mi to Riverside Park at base of dam (GPS 43 42.959 N, 123 02.968 W), or continue for 0.5 mi on London Rd to Lakeside Park (MP 3.3).<\/p>","post_name":"cottage-grove-lake-lower-end","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.7166","lng":"-123.049","distance":"1.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/cottage-grove-lake-lower-end\/","terms":"an
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A historical celebration of the discovery of gold. Vendors, live entertainment, carnival and food. Gold panning, Grand Miners and Bloomers parades, Native American exhibition. Sunday morning pancake breakfast is not to be missed.<\/p>","post_name":"bohemia-mining-days","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"43.7967","lng":"-123.055","distance":"7.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/bohemia-mining-days\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}