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McKay is a 3-mile long reservoir located a few miles south of Pendleton and just east of Hwy 395. It is jointly managed by the Bureau of Reclamation and the McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge to provide water for irrigation and habitat for a variety wildlife including osprey, bald eagles and an abundance of waterfowl. McKay’s shallow water marshes and wetlands are also productive for warmwater fish and support crappie, yellow perch, and brown bullhead catfish, and lesser numbers of largemouth and smallmouth bass.