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North Region Sites

McCroskey State Park

Nearest Town: Tensed
Site Size: 5500 acres

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

Access: Snow may limit vehicle access. Access free of charge.

Site Location

Directions: NORTH ENTRANCE: 1 mile S of Tensed at mp 382, turn (W) on DeSmet Rd for 1.0 mi; L (S) on King Valley Rd to Skyline Dr; Skyline Rd is an 18 mi long rd that connects the N and S entrances to the park; park is well signed from hwy. SOUTH ENTRANCE: 7 miles N of Potlatch, turn L (W) on Skyline Dr; follow to entrance.

Description: This park is dedicated to the memory of frontier women and the hardships they endured. The park offers views of the Palouse prairie, the agricultural valley, and the forested foothills. Highlights include Ruffed Grouse and Western Bluebird.

More Information:
IDPR (208) 666-6711
Moscow, (208) 882-1800

McCroskey vista
Photo Copyright Idaho Travel Council
Ruffed Grouse
Photo Copyright Michael Woodruff

General Services:
ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkCampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive Material AvailableNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsHiking TrailsNo HuntingNo FishingNo Water SportsOHV/ATVs AllowedHorseback Riding

Handicapped Services:
No ParkingRestroomsNo PhoneNo BoardwalkNo CampgroundPicnic AreaNo Observation AreaNo Visitor CenterNo Interpretive MaterialsNo Boat RampNo ConcessionsNo Hiking Trails
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low elevation mixed conifer Graph illustrating 50% 50%
other Graph illustrating 25% 25%
ponderosa pine Graph illustrating 25% 25%

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

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    Chickadees and TitmouseCorvidsFinches and alliesGrouse and TurkeyHawks and EaglesSparrows and alliesTanagersThrushesTyrant FlycatchersVireosWood WarblersWrens and Dipper


    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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