Length: 7 miles long

Bird Creek is a small stream on the west side of the Schell Creek Range, 6 miles northeast of McGill.

Bird Creek drains the west slopes of North Schell Peak east of the Duck Creek Basin, coursing quickly westward through some very pretty lower Montane forest into Duck Creek on the valley floor. Bird Creek is diverted about a mile above Duck Creek Basin for irritation purposes. In the past, the Forest Service operated a campground and picnic area here in the upper stretch, but it's since been unmaintained and given back to nature. A fair population of Brook Trout can be found here.

How To Get HereEdit

From McGill, head north on US 93 to the paved Duck Valley Road. Turn right and look for an unpaved Forest Service road to "Bird Creek Recreation Area."