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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Encampment River Valley - Jackson County
Aliases: Big Creek Lakes
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The mountain forests in this area--mostly lodgepole--are great for many mountain species, such as Pine Grosbeak and Williamson's Sapsucker, and the willow riparian habitat can have the normal willow breeding species, including Willow Flycatcher along 6A before Big Creek Lakes, where Osprey breeds.

Habitat: Lodgepole Forest, Streamside Riparian, Mountain Meadow, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: Note: distances are approximate. Ah, another extremely remote mountain birding area! This area is reached by going west from the intersection of CR 6W and state route 125 on CR 6W (main street in Cowdrey) for 38 or so miles. There are a myriad of intersections along the route, so make sure you stay on 6W. At around 19 miles along CR 6W turn left on county road 6A (FR 600), which will take you to Big Creek Lakes. If you are so inclined, you can turn right a half mile before Big Creek Lakes and follow FR 689 to FR 681 to FR 80 to the Wyoming border.
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