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Sunflower Flat Wildlife Area
This beautiful 160 acre marsh offers the opportunity to see waterfowl and shorebirds in wet years. This currently undeveloped site is close to Garland Prairie and White Horse Lake.
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White Horse Lake - Pine Flat Route
Description: 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.

Wildlife to Watch: Mule deer and elk are found in the area; during spring, see these as well as wild turkey. Bald eagles are common in the winter, and osprey and great blue heron nest at both lakes in the summer. You can also see violet-green and tree swallows, double-crested cormorant and a wide variety of waterfowl on both lakes. During the summer, purple martins and violet-green swallows frequently forage over the lakes. Other birds in the surrounding forests include broad-tailed hummingbird, acorn and hairy woodpeckers, western wood-pewee, plumbeous vireo, Steller’s jay, western bluebird, mountain chickadees, white-breasted and pygmy nuthatches, and dark-eyed junco.

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Ownership: USDA Forest Service 
Size: 50 mile loop 
Closest Town: Williams

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Great Blue Heron - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Williams, take Forest Road 173 south for 9 miles. Turn east on Forest Service Road 110, continue 7.7 miles to White Horse Lake Road (Forest Service Road 109). To continue the loop return to FS 110, go 4 miles, follow signs to J.D. Lake, just behind the junction with Forest Service Road 105. Continue 8 miles to Pine Flat, where the road becomes Forest Service Road 354; continue straight 7 miles from Pine Flat and return to Williams.

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White Horse Lake - Pine Flat Route : Wildlife Viewing Area