The refuge provides excellent opportunities to view and photograph wildlife during the spring through fall period. If you drive the Grays Lake Valley county roads around the marsh and private ranchlands the chances are good that you will see a variety of wildlife such as numerous greater sandhill cranes (frequently with chicks or colts), trumpeter swans, white-faced ibis, long-billed curlew, waterfowl, shorebirds and moose and maybe elk.
The refuge Headquarters has a visitor contact station and an overlook
area with a scope that has interpretive signs about the refuge, its
history and management.