There are many good ways to get there and here is one suggestion. Take 11th west out of Eugene. When you get to Greenhill turn right (north) onto Greenhill. Take Greenhill approx. 3.5 mi. to Clear Lake Rd. Turn left (west) onto Clear Lake Rd. Clear Lake does some "jogging" around but eventually you will come to Orchard Point County Park. On the left you will see a large wooden sign saying Orchard Point >> keep going on Clear Lake Road. Approximately 0.4 mi from the wooden sign for Orchard Pt. you will come to Orchard Road on your right. Turn right onto Orchard Road. You will almost immediately see a gravel road and parking area on your left. Turn left and park in the lot. This is the Kirk Park Natural Area. Later we will go to the south end of Kirk Pond.
All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars, if you have them. To carpool, meet at 8 a.m. at the South Eugene High School parking lot, corner of 19th and Patterson. We plan to return by noon. Remember that it’s not a good idea to leave valuables or your vehicle registration in your car, if you leave it at the lot. A $3 donation is appreciated to help support Lane County Audubon’s activities.