Bird Track Interpretive Site

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Section of the Grande Ronde River along the Bird Track Interpretive Trail

The Bird Track Interpretive Site is located along the Grande Ronde River off Oregon Highway 244 directly across from the Bird Track Springs Campground. It is popular with birders, photographers, and those wanting to view wildlife and plants during the spring, summer, and fall, and with snowshoers in the winter.  The recreation site has one main trail (#1940) which is 1.2 miles long and 5 other smaller spur trails with interpretive displays which wind along the river and cottonwood trees.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site is temporarily closed due to construction and river restoration projects on the Grande Ronde watershed.
Operational Hours: Day use only.
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Parking
Fees No fee or pass is required for this site.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: La Grande, Oregon (14 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: La Grande Ranger District

General Information


The interpretive trail is accessible.


Section of the Bird Track Interpretive Trail going across a wood bridge with willow bushes.The trail and interpretive site is accessible.


From La Grande, Oregon travel north on Interstate 84 for about 8 miles; Turn off the interstate on exit 252 onto State Highway 244 towards Ukiah; Travel on State 244 for about 6 miles; The interpretive site is on the right side of the road across from Bird Track Springs Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Show detail SHOW

Nature Viewing

Show detail SHOW

Outdoor Learning

Show detail SHOW


Interpretive Site Several panels along the trail discuss the riparian area and widlife
Parking Small parking area along State Highway 244
Accessible The trail and interpretive site are accessible
Areas & Activities



  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation : 


Union Creek Campground trailers

Current Roads, Trails, and Campground Conditions Reports