Fall Creek Reservoir
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This little-known jewel has Western Bluebird and Tree Swallow nesting side by side in nest boxes. Vesper Sparrow and many other passerines can be found in migration. Migrant Rock Wren has occurred several times. Also scan the reservoir for waterfowl, waders, and Osprey in season, and check for typical conifer-forest species around the reservoir. Primitive camping sites are available at Cascara Park at the top end of the reservoir, May-Sept.
From I-5 at Goshen, take Hwy 58 E for 12 mi. Turn L onto Jasper-Lowell Rd at the covered bridge, and follow 2 mi as it jogs through Lowell to Big Fall Creek Rd. Turn R and go 0.75 mi to the base of the dam. Turn R onto N Shore Rd. Go 2 mi to N Shore Park. Just inside the park, turn R toward the dam and park on L. Walk 100 yds to the dam and follow the user-made trail down to the meadow below the dam.