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Ancient Lakes

Grant County, Washington

Quincy Lakes Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Fees: WA Discover Pass

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 825'-1015'

Current status (as of 7/19/24): not blooming

Notes: The Ancient Lakes/Dusty Lake area is criss-crossed by a LOT of trails — official and otherwise — and there are at least three different trailheads you can start from, so you can choose your own adventure. Watch out for rattlesnakes.

Peak wildflower bloom at Ancient Lakes is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Typical year:

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.