McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Nestled between the plains and the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge offers habitat for rare and endangered species and is a haven for breeding and migratory birds. The lack of other local wetland habitats elevates the importance of this refuge as a home to a variety of wildlife and plant species in an arid environment.
From Pendleton, take Highway 395 south toward the town of Pilot Rock.
The refuge entrance is approximately 8 miles from Pendleton.www.hobogrill.org