Ball Creek Ranch
Nearest Town: Bonners Ferry
Site Size: 2300 acres
Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl
Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.
Directions: On US 95, N of Bonners Ferry, L (W) onto Riverside Ave (District 15/CR 18) (this road is just south of the bridge over Kootenai River); go ~7 mi to West Side Rd; R (N) on West Side Rd ~6 mi to Ball Creek Ranch house on L; guest parking and public access is beyond the house and on the L.
Description: 500 acres of public access are located in the NW section of the property. This northwest corner is flooded during the spring and attracts waterfowl including Tundra Swan and three species of teal. Lewis’s Woodpecker can be seen in the spring. American Kestrel and Great Horned Owl nest in the area. American Dipper is a regular in Ball and Trout Creeks near bridges. Long-billed Curlew in the fields May/June.
TNC (208) 676-8176
Bonners Ferry (208) 267- 5922