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White Horse Lake - Pine Flat Route
This 50-mile auto loop through ponderosa pine and oak habitat has several wildlife viewing areas, and two lakes – White Horse and J.D. Lakes--where wildlife can be seen. White Horse Lake is a popular recreation area with all facilities.
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Coleman Lake
Description: This small lake and wetland has undergone habitat improvement to create island and water channels for anglers. Fall colors can be outstanding, with good views of Bill Williams Mountain.

Wildlife to Watch: Look for waterbirds, belted kingfisher, and killdeer. Elk, mule deer, mantled ground squirrel, Abert’s squirrel, and Merriam’s turkey are common around the lake, and bald eagle winter here. Common resident birds in the surrounding pine forest such as Steller’s jay, mountain chickadee, pygmy nuthatch, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, and dark-eyed junco are joined during the summer months by broad-tailed hummingbird, plumbeous vireo, yellow-rumped and Grace’s warblers, violet-green swallow, and chipping sparrow. Greater short-horned lizard and terrestrial gartersnakes can be found around the lake.

Special Tips: Road usually closed by snow from January through March.

Ownership: USDA Forest Service 
Size: N/A 
Closest Town: Williams

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Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Belted Kingfisher - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Williams, take FR 173 (Perkinsville Road)south for 7.3 miles to Forest Road 108. Then go west 2 miles to Coleman Lake.

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Coleman Lake : Wildlife Viewing Area