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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

MacFarlane Reservoir - Jackson County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Though fairly steep sided for the most part, this seldom-visited reservoir has lots of potential. Check for shorebirds when the water is sufficiently low. Ducks can be numerous during spring and fall migrations, and this is one of the select few lakes in the state with a breeding population of American White Pelicans. The extensive sage along the drive in has multiple Greater Sage-Grouse leks, and your chances of just running into one during a spring morning are quite high.

Caution is warranted in accessing this site - the road in is rutted (barely passable in a passenger car), and portions don't melt off until mid-April. Even from then until May is can be very muddy, so be careful.

Habitat: reservoir, sagebrush
Directions: from Walden, travel south on SR-125 to CR 28 and take a right (west). Go about 2.3 miles to a two-track on the right. Follow this for approximately 4 miles, following signs for "MacFarlane Reservoir Access" to the reservoir.
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CBRC Records from MacFarlane Reservoir

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Yellow-billed Loon2007-090 11/3/2007