Designated as a part of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, Spring Creek is a 1.1-mile long scenic river. The creek bubbles out of the ground from its source at Shoat Springs and continues downstream to the confluence with Jenny Creek. Spring Creek is within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and adjacent to the nearby Soda Mountain Wilderness. This area in southwest Oregon is a meeting place of a variety of climates, soils and topography, resulting in an extremely diverse vegetation. Throughout the river corridor are three major vegetative types: stands of mixed conifers and hardwoods; extensive dense, brushy areas; and some open, grassy slopes. The river corridor also provides one of the most unusual mosaics of wildlife habitat types found in southwestern Oregon, including spring, fall and winter range for a large herd of migratory black-tailed deer and healthy populations of bear, coyotes, mountain lions, and bobcats. The headwaters and upper reaches of Spring Creek are on private land. Visitors are encouraged to be respectful of adjacent private property owners. Know Before You Go: •Use caution when exploring along the creek; there are rock outcrops, slippery rocks, steep canyons, waterfalls, and cold, swift water during the winter and spring. •Rattlesnakes and ticks are common in the warmer months. •Access is along remote unpaved road systems that may be snow covered in winter. •Be aware of and respect private property in the area. •Collect and remove any trash or waste; there is no garbage or toilet facility in the area. Directions: Take Highway 66 east of Ashland. Approximately eight miles east of Green Springs Summit, turn south on Copco Road (40-4E-3.1). Continue south for approximately seven miles to BLM road 41-4E-3.2. Turn right and travel approximately 0.5 miles to the road intersection with Spring Creek. Roads in this area are generally open but many do not have legal public access. Roads are natural surface forest roads, and may not be accessible at certain times of the year and may not be accessible by all types of vehicles. Contact: Medford BLM 3040 Biddle Road Medford, OR 97504 541-618-2200 BLM_OR_MD_Mail@blm.gov
Vendor: Bureau of Land Management - Oregon
Category: Hunting & Fishing
Size: 22.5 MB
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