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    Idaho Birding Trail - Southeast Region

    Montpelier Idaho

    All 45 birding sites are listed and each species is indexed on the chart in the publications Birding Trails in Southeast Idaho Map & Guide.

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    Ice Fishing

    5 Cisco Beach Rd, Laketown, UT 84038

    Bear Lake has four species of fish that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, with the Bonneville Cisco being the most well known. It is an annual ritual for many people to come during the cold month of January, hoping to net some of these little fish through a hole in the ice!

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    Hyrum State Park

    405 West 300 South, Hyrum, UT 84319

    This beautiful 450-acre man-made lake offers boating, year-round fishing, waterskiing, camping, and swimming. Facilities include a 32-unit campground with one ADA site, modern restrooms, showers, a concrete boat ramp, and a sandy beach. A group camping area is available by reservation for reunions and parties. The park is located only 15 minutes from downtown Logan. […]

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    Hyrum City Museum

    50 West Main, Hyrum, UT 84319

    This new Hyrum City museum is still under development in the beautiful new Hyrum City Library/Museum complex. The building was completed in May of 2007 and displays are currently being designed and constructed. Call for more information or to arrange a visit.

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    Holmgren Historical Farm

    460 N 3rd E, Tremonton, UT 84337

    This working family farm was homesteaded in 1896 under the Homestead Act. The farmstead is on the National Register of Historic Places due to its unusual dairy barn that retains hay storage and dairy operations under one roof. Most dairy operations in the state either had separate buildings for each use or had constructed a […]

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    Hilda Thompson Wetlands Project

    Government Dam Rd, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Song birds, birds of prey, shore birds, marine birds, upland birds, marsh birds, water fowl, Sandhill Cranes and Trumpeter Swans. Visit this site any season.

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    High Creek Canyon

    High Creek Canyon Rd, Richmond, UT 84333

    Birding is good all the way up High Creek to the trailhead at the roads end. Look for Winter Wren (June), American Dipper, Plumbeous Vireo, and Western Tanger. The scenery is also outstanding. Several trails depart from the trailhead and provide access the high mountain habitats within Mount Naomi Wilderness. Habitat consists of stream, riparian, […]

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    Heritage Theatre

    2505 S Hwy 89, Perry, UT 84302

    Housed in Perry’s century-old former Mormon church building, Heritage Community Theatre offers musicals, children’s theatre, and drama.

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    Hawkwatch International

    7386 W 1000 S, Mendon, UT 84325

    You can view many western hawk species as they fly over the Wellsville Mountains September through October. This site is located 3000 feet above the canyon bottom. Volunteer to assist the Hawkwatch International team when they are camped at the site in early fall. Be prepared for a 3 mile hike. Visit Bridgerland Audubon Society on the web for […]

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    Hardware Ranch and Elk Refuge

    F S 054 Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Hyrum, UT 84319

    Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area (WMA) was purchased by the State of Utah in 1945 as a location to operate a winter feeding program for Rocky Mountain Elk. Hardware Ranch WMA also provides habitat for many other species of wildlife, promotes wildlife research and management, and offers visitors recreational wildlife education. Through a cooperative effort […]

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    Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge

    18 Grays Lake Rd, Wayan, ID 83285

    Birding area. Song birds, birds of prey, marine birds, marsh birds, water fowl, nesting sandhill Cranes and Trumpeter Swans. Visit this site any season but winter.

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    Grace Fish Hatchery

    Fish Hatchery Ln, Grace, ID 83241

    Come watch newly hatched fish (fry and fingerlings), learn about fish reproduction and stocking, and maybe try your luck in a nearby creek! This fish hatchery was built in 1946 and supplies fish stock to southeast Idaho lakes, rivers, and streams. The primary fish produced in the hatchery’s 16 vats and raceways is rainbow trout. […]

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    Golden Spike National Historic Site

    22000 West Rd, Corinne, UT 84307

    On May 10, 1869, the final spike was driven, completing the transcontinental railroad and revolutionizing travel across North America. Visit Golden Spike National Historic Site, and witness historic reenactments and locomotive demonstrations, and participate in ranger programs and films. You can take a self-guided auto tour over historic railroad grades. Within an eight-mile radius, you can […]

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    Glendale Reservoir

    2840 E Glendale Rd, Preston, ID 83263

    This site offers song birds, birds of prey, marine birds, marsh birds, water fowl. There is also camping and restrooms available here. Visit this site any season.

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    First Dam

    1798 Canyon Rd, Logan, UT 84321

    This grassy park marks the first of three dams constructed to harness the power of Logan River for electricity.  On a sunny, spring day, the banks of First Dam come alive with picnickers, volleyball, sunbathers and college students.  Hopefully geese and ducks are always looking for a tasty crumb.  Local anglers also frequent the water’s […]

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    Eli Anderson’s Wagons

    11200 North 8790 West Hwy 102, Tremonton Utah

    Interested in horse-drawn vehicles? Western filmmakers are! You won’t want to miss the largest private collection in the West. By appointment only

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    Downata Hot Springs

    25900 S. Downata Road, Downey, Idaho 83234

    Natural hot water flows year round through the large swimming pool and hot tub at Downata Hot Springs. The clubhouse provides changing room and lockers plus a café and game room. A zero depth water playground with water toys is popular with children. Two large hydrotube rides thrill all ages. The resort accommodates overnighters in […]

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    Diesel and Steak!

    Old Highway 89 and Interstate Highways 15 and 84 continue Box Elder County’s transportation legacy dating from the days of covered wagons and steam locomotives that carried people and goods to the West and to the gold fields in Montana, among other sites. The era of the automobile and highway freighting opened the way for […]

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    Daniels Reservoir

    W Daniels Rd, Malad City, ID 83252

    Song birds, upland birds, marsh birds, water fowl. Visit this site spring and summer.

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    Cutler Marsh

    4931 Utah 30 Logan, UT 84321

    Cutler Marsh was created by the shallow water of the Bear River at the head of the Cutler Reservoir. It is best viewed from the bridges where roads cross the marsh, and the boat docks (restroom here), or by canoe. Expect many waterfowl and shorebirds. A 2.5 mile loop trail starts and ends near Benson […]

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    Curlew National Grassland

    Forest Rd 020 Curlew National Grassland Holbrook, ID 83243

    The only national grassland in the intermountain West, the Curlew National Grassland was established in 1960 to improve soil and vegetation and promote sound agricultural practices. The land was cultivated and farmed in the early 1900s, and you can still see evidence of many old homesteads in the area. The homesteaders abandoned the area during […]

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    Crystal Hot Springs

    8212 Utah 38, Honeyville, UT 84314

    Geothermal activity is evident throughout this region, and hot springs can be found in numerous locations along the western slopes of the Wasatch Mountains.  Crystal Hot Springs is a resort built around one of these natural hot springs 13 miles north of Brigham City in the town of Honeyville. It is said that the area was […]

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    City of Rocks National Reserve

    City of Rocks Rd City of Rocks National Reserve Malta, ID 83342

    Granite spires and monoliths reaching 60 stories tall. Geologists estimate the oldest granite to exceed 2.5 billion years. Established in 1988 as a national reserve, City of Rocks encompasses 14,407 acres of land (about one quarter is privately owned) and is renowned for its scenic, geologic, and historic significance. The City of Rocks area was […]

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    China Hat

    2551 Idaho 34, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Geological site. Ancient volcanic flows and rhyolite domes. This site also features farmland and sagebrush steppe. Best during spring and fall. This is a stop along the Pioneer Historic National Scenic Byway.

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    Chesterfield Townsite

    1258 Chesterfield Rd, Bancroft, ID 83217

    In 1881-1882, Mormon settlers came to this area north of Bancroft at the invitation of their friend and relative Chester Call, who had established a ranch nearby. Their hope was to build a thriving community, but in 1882, the Oregon Short Line Railroad was built through Bancroft instead of their community. While Chesterfield continued to […]

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    Castle Rocks State Park

    3035 S US Hwy 77 Spur, Almo, ID 83312

    Evidence suggests that folks have been coming to Castle Rocks for nearly 9,000 years. Campsites are nestled among Idaho’s largest pinyon pine forest on the east slope of the 7,500-foot Smoky Mountain.

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    Cache Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum

    160 North Main Street, Logan, UT 84321

    View mountain man and early pioneer relics and enjoy reading historical accounts of Cache Valley natives. June to September (Labor Day) or other times of the year by appointment

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    Brigham City Union Pacific Depot

    833 West Forest Street, Brigham City, UT 84302

    The Oregon Short Line Company was established in 1878 to provide the Union Pacific Railroad access to the Pacific Northwest. The company announced in 1906 that it would construct a modern new depot in Brigham City. The depot was completed and opened to the public on May 19, 1907.

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    Brigham City Tabernacle

    Built on “Sagebrush Hill,” on a site chosen in 1865 by Brigham Young himself, this tabernacle took nearly fifteen years to build, then it was gutted by fire in 1896. The formerly somewhat plain building was rebuilt with a Gothic Revival tower and sixteen pinnacles. Free guided tours are available June through September.

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    Brigham City Museum/Gallery

    24 North 300 West, Brigham City, UT 84302

    Founded in 1970, the Brigham City Museum-Gallery is a regional art and history center. The important pioneer history of Brigham City is told with hands-on exhibits and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers’ artifacts. Eliza’s Attic is an introduction to the settlement’s lifestyle while the interactive tool area helps children and their parents understand how the pioneers […]

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    Blackfoot Reservoir

    2806 Dike Rd, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Birding area. Shore birds, marine birds, upland birds, marsh birds, water fowl, Sage Grouse and many Sandhill Cranes in fall. Habitat includes wetlands, shrubsteppe, and farmland. Visit this site any season but winter.

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    Beaver Creek Lodge

    11808 U.S. 89 Garden City, UT 84028

    Whether you come for our first-class snowmobiling, mountain horseback rides, a family reunion or business retreat, Beaver Creek Lodge is the place for you. Located in beautiful Logan Canyon, Beaver Creek Lodge is 27 miles east of Logan Utah along scenic US Highway 89.

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    Bear River RC&D Wilderness Youth Camp

    Forest Road 920, Ovid, ID 83254

    The Bear River RC & D Wilderness Youth Camp is a large group camping site available for youth groups, but anyone is welcome to use it. The camp is between Preston and Montpelier, Idaho, off State Hwy 36 in Emigration Canyon. The camp’s location, near the High Line National Recreation Trail in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, affords scenic vistas […]

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    Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

    2108 W 000 North Rd, Brigham City, UT 84302

    Awesome numbers of birds can be viewed in Spring, Summer and Fall, at this world-famous national wildlife refuge.Nearly 74,000 acres of marsh, mudflat, seasonal wetlands and uplands attract shorebirds, waterfowl, herons, grebes, gulls, eagles, hawks and many other birds. “Throughout the refuge’s long rich past, it has not only been an oasis for shorebirds and […]

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    Bear River Meadows

    3602 Crawford Mountain Rd, Randolph, UT 84064

    For the birdwatcher, this site offers Sandhill Crane, Long-billed Curlew, and American Bittern.

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    Bear Lake State Park (Utah)

    1030 N Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028

    The stunning aqua-blue waters of Bear Lake are the main feature of Bear Lake State Park. Enjoy a variety of activities in their seasons–waterskiing, sailing, swimming, scuba diving in summer. Year-round fishing for cutthroat, mackinaw, cisco, and whitefish. Join the fun of ice fishing in January during the annual Cisco run. There are three main recreation areas: Rendezvous […]

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    Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge

    322 N 4th St, Montpelier, ID 83254

    The Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located on the north shore of Bear Lake.  Over 18,050 acres of the Dingle Swamp, open water and grasslands have been dedicated to preserving bird and wildlife habitat. The reserve is home to sandhill cranes, herons, snowy egret, white pelicans, Canada geese and a variety of waterfowl. The refuge’s White-Faced […]

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    Bear Lake Hot Springs

    6668 N Beach Rd, St. Charles, ID 83272

    This region has numerous hot springs. Emerging at 118 degrees Fahrenheit, the mineral water at Bear Lake Hot Springs is cooled as it is pumped from the mountain into the tubs. Characteristics similar to those of Lava Hot Springs to the northwest can be found in this water. Individuals from all around the area drive […]

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    Bar H Bar Working Ranch

    13895 Nounan Road, Montpelier, ID 83276

    Located on the Oregon Trail and adjoining National Forest land, this cattle ranch has been worked by the Harris family for five generations. McGee Harris and his family converted it into a working ranch resort so that others could experience the adventures of ranching life.   The 9000-acre ranch can give you a workout and a […]

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    ATK Launch Systems Rocket Display

    9160 UT-83, Corinne, UT 84307

    ATK Launch Systems, (formerly Thiokol), founded in 1929 as Thiokol Chemical Corporaton, is the world’s largest producer of high-technology solid rocket motors for space, defense, and commercial uses. They produce the giant solid rocket motors for NASA’s space shuttle program. The name Thiokol stems from the Greek words for sulfur and glue, a reference to […]

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    American West Heritage Center

    4025 U.S. 89, Wellsville, UT 84339

    Discover what western life was like from 1820 to 1920 at this 160-acre living history center. Learn to spin wool, weave rugs, milk a cow or just enjoy the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery on a wagon ride around the site. The center offers hands-on learning as you visit with Native Americans, mountain men […]

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    Amalga Barrens

    2933 West 7000 North, Smithfield, UT 84335

    The Amalga Barrens is a salt playa wetlands habitat several square miles in area with little human activity. Expect to see marsh birds, birds of prey, and many shorebirds. This site is on private lands, please stay on the road to view wildlife.

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    Alexander Reservoir

    2423 U.S. 30 Scenic, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Marine birds, marsh birds, water fowl, Sandhill Cranes, and Trumpeter Swans in winter. Visit this site any season.