9. Sevenmile Guard Station

9. Sevenmile Guard Station
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The guard station is located 4 miles west of Fort Klamath and approximately 40 miles from Klamath Falls, Oregon.


At the site, Sevenmile Creek is surrounded by dense riparian vegetation. There is a large grove of cottonwoods and aspen, which is surrounded by mixed conifer forest.

Distinct Features:

The Sevenmile Guard station is a Forest Service facility located along Sevenmile Creek. In the fall, the vibrant yellow color of the cottonwood and aspen is incredible and presents a wonderful photographic opportunity. The Guard stations serves as part of the Klamath Bird Observatory's Upper Klamath Field Station.  The Observatory has been operating an intensive bird monitoring station during the breeding and fall migration seasons here since 1997. This is one of the sites where the Observatory conducts forest education and bird banding demonstrations sessions by appointment.

Birds to Look For:

The area along Sevenmile Creek behind the guard station and north of the bridge is where the best birding opportunities are. The peak time to visit and bird at this site is from mid-May through early July to observe resident and breeding birds. Birds to look for during this time include Northern Goshawk, Fammulated Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Vaux's Swift, Rufous Hummingbird, Williamson's and Red-breasted Sapsuckers, Pileated Woodpecker, Mountain and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Hammond's, Dusky and Pacific-slope / Cordilleran Flycatcher, Steller's and Gray Jays, Nashville, MacGillivray's, Orange-crowned and Wilson's Warblers, Purple and Cassin's Finches, Evening Grosbeak and many more. At the bridge crossing, look for American Dipper along the creek. Ruffed Grouse are sometimes found in the thick riparian area along the creek. Fall birding into October can be good as migrants are moving through.


To reach the guard station from Westside Road, take Forest Service Road 3300 approximately 3 miles to the guard station (this is a cinder road) or travel four miles west on Nicholson Road from the town of Fort Klamath off Highway 62. This route is paved to the guard station. GPS: 122° 4' 30.23" W, 42° 42' 20.43" N.

For more information Contact:

Klamath Ranger District
Fremont-Winema National Forests
2819 Dahlia Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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