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Zumwalt Prairie Preserve

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Enterprise, OR
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Amazing environment

Very special environment of high grass prairie. The wildflowers were beautiful on our hike on... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Susie S
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Boise, Idaho
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This is not a zoo!

This is a window into the past, before most of the high desert prairie was converted to pasture and... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Jeff E
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Haw River, United States
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Very special environment of high grass prairie. The wildflowers were beautiful on our hike on Patti's trail. There are three other hikes-people are allowed in certain areas. We got wonderful information for our 3-4 hour adventure from the Enterprise office of the Nature Conservancy.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

This is a window into the past, before most of the high desert prairie was converted to pasture and farmland. The roads are rough, but there is next to no traffic. Get gas before you head out there. There is wildlife around, but you have...More

Thank Jeff E
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Definitely worth the drive. There were hardly any other people on the way up there and it was perfectly serene and beautiful at the top. My favorite part of our trip!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Well worth visiting. One of the only true native prairies left in the northwest. Beautiful wildflowers, wide open spaces, and the occasional wolf. Gorgeous! Go see the Zumwalt, but please respect this place. It's very special.

1  Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Although we enjoyed the history and information available about the Zumwalt Prairie, we were there in August after most of the wildflowers were done blooming. We would recommend going in June. If you are in the area in August, there are still abundant wildflowers in...More

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Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We drove here the last week of June. The grasses were still green and there was an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife to be seen. We did not do the entire loop drive as there are NO services along this route. So be sure you...More

Thank icetsarina
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We just got through spending three days here. This is particularly a wonderful place for birds. Lots of predators including Golden Eagles. Many many small birds, very noisy but often down in the grass, probably eating and staying out of sight of the predator birds....More

2  Thank Angeles
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Expansive views of mountains, valleys, prairies and endless skies reminds me of how absolutely gorgeous our world is and how small i am in the universe. Yet my job, as I see it, is to respect this wondrous land and educate others to its importance...More

2  Thank Diane C
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We drove across this prairie heading for the Buckhorn overlook of Hell's Canyon. Takes about 2 hours from Enterprise. The road became gravel pretty soon, and it is washboard. My husband knew that 45 mph will smooth out the bumps. It's a lonely, lovely ride...More

1  Thank Marsha M
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Went to the horned lark trail - a bit of a schlep on the long gravel road, but worth it. A loop down and back up the prairie, near water but not really riparian in my opinion. The trail is pretty much non-existent, really a...More

Thank ThomasR312
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Lisa R
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I was there June 7th, 2014. It was warm and pleasant. There were still plenty of wildflowers and the grasses were green. Truly spectacular.
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