Sullivan Lake

Metaline Falls, Washington

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Tucked into the far northeastern corner of the state, Sullivan Lake is a hidden gem for bird-watchers looking for scenery and solitude. The lake covers nearly 1,400 acres and is surrounded by towering mountains that host bighorn sheep and mountain goats, as well as a diverse number of bird species. Best of all, nearly all of the lake shoreline is accessible by either road or hiking/biking trails. Habitats: Mountain riparian, mixed forest, wetland, freshwater marsh. Specialty birds: Common Loon; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Bald Eagle; Northern Goshawk; Blue Grouse; Flammulated and Northern Pygmy-Owls; Vaux’s Swift; Black-chinned, Calliope, and Rufous Hummingbirds; Pileated Woodpecker; Red-naped Sapsucker; Hammond’s Flycatcher; Cassin’s Vireo; Gray Jay; Northern Waterthrush; American Redstart.
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by Rob and Natalie McNair-Huff (Falcon Guides)

Tucked into the far northeastern corner of the state, Sullivan Lake is a hidden gem for bird-watchers looking for scenery and solitude. The lake covers nearly 1,400 acres and is surrounded by towering mountains that host bighorn sheep and mountain goats, as well as a diverse number of bird species. Best of all, nearly all of the lake shoreline is accessible by either road or hiking/biking trails.

Habitats: Mountain riparian, mixed forest, wetland, freshwater marsh. Specialty birds: Common Loon; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Bald Eagle; Northern Goshawk; Blue Grouse; Flammulated and Northern Pygmy-Owls; Vaux’s Swift; Black-chinned, Calliope, and Rufous Hummingbirds; Pileated Woodpecker; Red-naped Sapsucker; Hammond’s Flycatcher; Cassin’s Vireo; Gray Jay; Northern Waterthrush; American Redstart.

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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Metaline Falls
Distance: 7.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Best Times: Best summer and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 2,588 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Sullivan Lake Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Sullivan Lake

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May 2018