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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure here.

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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Wildflowers. Amazing views. Wildlife viewing. Solitude.

Cons

Gravel road. More private land than public land.

Pets allowed

Yes, with restrictions

Address

Unnamed Road
Imnaha, OR 97842
United States

Features

Wildflowers
Big vistas
Geologically significant

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

06/11/2017
Don't stop at Zumwalt. Continue along Zumwalt/Old Imnaha to Buckhorn lookout over Hells Canyon!
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