Wildlife Viewing Guide to Mammals

River Otter

Occasionally, Wallowa Lake gets a few visiting River Otters. Though they prefer to spend their time in the rivers and streams, sometimes they visit the lake for a look. Otters belong to the same family as weasels and are the second largest of the Mustela genus in our area.

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On May 9th, 2017 a family of Otters was spotted along the north shore of Wallowa Lake.