Plan your Visit
The National Wildlife Refuge System is the only network of federal lands dedicated specifically to preservation of wildlife and their habitats. Only activities considered compatible with the preservation of wildlife and their habitats are allowed. Regulations protect visitors and resources.
Refuges, including roads and trails, are open from sunrise to sunset.
Motor Vehicles and Bicycles
Motor vehicles and bicycles are permitted only on roads open to vehicle access. Please park only in designated areas.
Boats and Rafts
Boats and Rafts are prohibited on Refuge wetlands and ponds.
For both your pet's and wildlife's safety, please leash your pet and walk them only at information kiosks and trailhead parking areas. Pets are not allowed on hiking trails.
Some trails close seasonally (closure in effect from October 1 through March 31) to reduce disturbance to wintering waterfowl. Please observe posted regulations.
No hunting opportunities exist at the refuge
No fishing opportunities exist at the refuge
Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on national wildlife refuges must comply with all provisions of State and local law. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with Refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific Refuge regulations in part 32).
Collecting historical objects or artifacts is not permitted.
The Willamette Valley refuges are not parks. Activities such as camping, fires, horseback riding, jogging, kite flying and cross-country skiing are not allowed. Collecting animals and plants is also prohibited.