Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Central Oregon

Starvation Lane

Sherman County, Oregon

Cottonwood Canyon State Park & BLM

Fees: none

Activity: drive + walking/hiking

Elevation: 470'-1300'

Current status (as of 6/21/24): not blooming

Notes: Starvation Lane is interesting because you can see some of the "upland" wildflowers of Cottonwood Canyon without having to climb any steep hills. And despite the "Primitive Road" signs, the gravel road is in very good shape.

Peak wildflower bloom at Starvation Lane is typically from late March through April into early May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until the end of May.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Dodecatheon conjugens

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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.