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Southeast Region

Oneida Narrows Reservoir

Nearest Town: Preston
Site Size: 515 acres

Highlights: Raptors, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Upland Birds, Waterbirds, Waterfowl

Access: Year-round. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: I-15 Exit #36; travel SE on US 91 to Preston; in Preston, at intersection of US 91/ID 34 zero odometer; ID 34 N for 5.5 mi; R (NE) on ID 36; mi 8.6 L on Oneida Narrows Rd (this rd is gravel/dirt and portions can be difficult when very wet, especially in spring); mi 12 cross Bear River; mi 14.9 is river access area; R at fork; mi 15.1 pass power plant; mi 15.7 S end of reservoir; mi 16.0 gravel lot; mi 16.8 recreation area; mi 19.4 stay L on Maple Grove Rd; mi 22.4 L (W) on 13800 N; to intersection with ID 34.

Description: This beautiful, slender reservoir is surrounded by conifers, a congenial change to the predominately sage-covered hills. Trumpeter Swan in winter. Look for Wild Turkey, Bald Eagle, and Osprey.

More Information:
BLM (208) 236-7500
Soda Springs Chamber of Commerce, (208)547-4964

Photo Copyright Keith Carlson
Wild Turkey
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableBoat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking TrailsHuntingFishingWater SportsNo OHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
No ParkingNo RestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundNo Picnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
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marshes/lakes/ponds Graph illustrating 50% 50%
other Graph illustrating 5% 5%
riverine riparian Graph illustrating 45% 45%

Best Observation Times
Bird Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AM/PM
Raptors N N N N N N N N N N N N
Shorebirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Songbirds N N N N N N N N N N N N
Upland Birds N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N ALL
Waterbirds Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL
Waterfowl Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ALL
Target Species for this Site

Select a species from the list to view other sites on the Idaho Birding Trail Sites this species may be observed.

    Geese, Swans and DucksGrouse and TurkeyHawks and Eagles


    R - Resident 1 - Abundant, easily found s - Statewide
    M - Migrant 2 - Common, but sometimes difficult to find e - Southeast
    W - Winter 3 - Uncommon or local w - Southwest
    S - Summer 4 - Rare or very local c - Central
    5 - Casual, 3-10 accepted records p - Panhandle (North)
    6 - Accidental, 1-2 accepted records
    7 - Experimental
    (B) - Documented breeding evidence(End) - Threatened or Endangered
    (b) - Circumstantial breeding evidence(Int.) - Introduced species

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