Nearest Town: Mackay
Site Size: Mackay-1300 acres, Chilly- 5840 acres
Directions: MACKAY RESERVOIR: from Mackay, US 93 NW 5 mi to Mackay Reservoir; access places along E shore at mp 112.9, 113.6, and 114.5; the NW and SE ends of the reservoir (by the inlet and outlet) are private land; rest of the shoreline is public (BLM). CHILLY SLOUGH: continue NW on US 93; at mp 126, L into graveled pull-out.
Description: Exposed mudflats at the reservoir in spring and fall attract numerous shorebirds and waterfowl, including Cinnamon and Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, and scaup. From spring through fall, Chilly Slough is rich with birds, including Willet, Sandhill Crane, Sora, Marsh Wren, Savannah Sparrow, Red-tailed Hawk, Golden Eagle, and Northern Harrier.
BLM (208) 879-6200
City of Mackay (208) 588-2693