Coyote Springs Wildlife Area Visitors' Guide

The Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas are a composition of four Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife managed wildlife areas located along the Columbia River in the Columbia Basin. The four wildlife areas (Power City, Irrigon, Coyote Springs, and Willow Creek) are within the Columbia Plateau ecoregion. Management agreements for these areas were initially established between 1971 and 1977 between the department and Federal agencies which own the lands.

The Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas, which total approximately 1,885 acres, provides an important landbase for the conservation and recreation of fish and wildlife within a highly privatized and altered landscape and play an important role for the fall and spring migrations of waterfowl in addition to resident upland game bird production.

A parking permit is required to park at this wildlife area. Find our how to buy a parking permit

Best time to visit: Upland birds and songbirds are common during most of the year. Waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds may be observed during a short period of inundation in the fall and spring.

Visiting hours: Entry prohibited between 10 pm and 4 am, except in designated parking area. Overnight camping is prohibited.

Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas Map

What to see and do: This area provides a variety of habitats for viewing songbirds year-round. Consult the e-regulations for hunting during authorized seasons.

  • Wildlife: red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, spotted sandpiper, Wilson’s snipe, savannah sparrow, white crowned sparrow, California Quail, mallards, widgeon, great blue heron, great egret; For and extensive list see Appendix C in the Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas Management Plan.
  • Facilities: hunting

Directions: Take Exit 165 off I-84 located east of Boardman, OR. Travel north from exit 165 on Laurel Rd. Turn right (east) on Columbia Avenue. Turn right on Rippee Rd. and travel approximately ¼ miles to reach Coyote Springs entry sign as well as the only access road.

Address and Phone:
Coyote Springs Wildlife Area
73471 Mytinger Lane
Pendleton, OR. 97801
(541) 276-2344

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