Visitors 13
Modified 16-May-18
Created 16-May-18
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The Island is a 208 acre peninsular plateau bounded by two river branches of Lake Billy Chinook, the Deschutes River and the Crooked River. The Island is surrounded by three vertical cliffs some 200 to seven hundred feet above Lake Billy Chinook. The Island contains one of the last stands of western juniper big sagebrush-blue bunch wheatgrass and western juniper big sagebrush bitterbrush. It is a closed area. We were fortunate enough to be granted a special guided tour led by Oregon Sate Parks Paul Patton
This is the route to the top of The Island. There's a trail in this slope of bouldersLake Billy Chinook Deschutes sideLake Billy Chinook Deschutes sideLake Billy Chinook Deschutes sideView towards Mt JeffersonReflection of clouds on lake surfaceReflection of clouds on lake surfaceMt JeffersonBunch grass islandsBunch grass and sageOld growth juniperCliffs above Lake Billy Chinook Crooked River sideCliffs above Lake Billy Chinook Crooked River sideCliffs above Lake Billy Chinook Crooked River side old lava flowLake Billy Chinook Deschutes River sideLake Billy Chinook Deschutes River side