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Zumwalt Prairie Preserve

Hells Canyon + Seven Devils Mountains, Oregon

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Zumwalt Prairie Preserve

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  • The Duckett Barn on the Zumwalt Prairie Preserve.- Zumwalt Prairie Preserve
  • Native bunchgrass on the Zumwalt Prairie.- Zumwalt Prairie Preserve
  • Wildflowers seen across Zumwalt with the Eagle Cap Wilderness in the background.- Zumwalt Prairie Preserve
  • Wildflowers on Zumwalt Prairie.- Zumwalt Prairie Preserve
  • The Zumwalt Prairie landscape.- Zumwalt Prairie Preserve
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Pros: 
Wildflowers. Amazing views. Wildlife viewing. Solitude.
Cons: 
Gravel road. More private land than public land.
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Region:
Hells Canyon + Seven Devils Mountains, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer
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Adventure Description

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The Zumwalt Prairie is the largest grassland of its type in North America. The harsh winters keep the land from being used for agriculture, resulting in a preservation for species of plants not found elsewhere.

There are over a dozen native bunchgrasses on the prairie, over 100 native wildflower varieties, and birds galore. Prepare to see large herds of elk and deer near dusk or dawn as the winter gives way to spring and summer, sending the animals to higher elevations.

Duckett Barn is a part of the Nature Conservancy Preserve. From here you'll see interpretive signs and maps for all trailheads on the nearly 33,000 acres of public land. The entire prairie is about 330,000 acres.

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