Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Juniper Canyon, Oregon"
Includes ... Juniper Canyon ... McNary National Wildlife Refuge ...
Image, 2005, Juniper Canyon, McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Juniper Canyon, McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon. Image taken September 25, 2005.


Juniper Canyon ...
Juniper Canyon is part of the McNary National Wildlife Refuge, and is located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River at River Mile (RM) 305. Upstream is the Wallula Gap, Spring Gulch, and Port Kelley, and downstream is Sand Station Recreation Area, Warehouse Beach Recreation Area, and Hat Rock State Park. Juniper Canyon is located at T6N R30E.

Juniper ...
Less than two miles upstream of Juniper Canyon is the Union Pacific station of Juniper (RM 307). Both Juniper and Juniper Canyon were named for the juniper trees in the area.

According to "Oregon Geographic Names" (2003, McArthur and McArthur, Oregon Historical Society):

"Juniper (UMATILLA) ... Juniper is a station on the Union Pacific Railroad in the extreme northern part of the county, close to the Columbia River. It is just north of the mouth of Juniper Canyon, which drains a considerable area north of Holdman. These features were named for the scattering juniper trees of the locality. Juniper post office was established June 26, 1884, with John B. Davis first postmaster. Except for a period from June 1894 to March 1898, this office was in service until January 31, 1912, though it appears to have been in several different places, never far from Juniper Canyon."


Juniper Canyon, etc.

  • McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Juniper Canyon Unit ...
  • Views from Juniper Canyon ...


McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Juniper Canyon Unit ...
Juniper Canyon is part of the Juniper Canyon Unit of the McNary National Wildlife Refuge.
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Image, 2005, McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Juniper Canyon Unit, click to enlarge
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Juniper Canyon, McNary National Wildlife Refuge: Image taken September 25, 2005.
Image, 2005, McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Juniper Canyon Unit, click to enlarge
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Juniper Canyon Trail, McNary National Wildlife Refuge: Image taken September 25, 2005.


Views from Juniper Canyon ...

Image, 2005, Wallula Gap from Juniper Canyon, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Columbia River looking upstream, as seen from Juniper Canyon, Oregon. The Wallula Gap is on the right. Image taken September 25, 2005.
Image, 2005, Wallula Gap from Juniper Canyon, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Wallula Gap, as seen from Juniper Canyon, Oregon. Image taken September 25, 2005.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, October 19, 1805 ...




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:   
  • McArthur, L.A., and McArthur, L.L., 2003, "Oregon Geographic Names", Oregon Historical Society, Portland;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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