Tule Lake & Lower Klamath Refuges
||Auto tour routes are available at both
Lower Klamath and Tule Lake Refuges. These routes are primarily improved gravel roads. The
variety of habitats along these routes contribute to excellent wildlife viewing. Staying
in your vehicle will increase your observation opportunities and reduce disturbance to
What will you
see during the 4 seasons?
Klamath Refuge Tour
This tour is a 10.2 mile loop
route located 12 miles from the refuge visitor center. It is accessed from Stateline Hwy.
161. This route provides excellent and diverse wildlife viewing opportunities year round.
Highlights include white pelicans, egret, herons, grebes,
American avocets, black-necked stilts, and white faced ibis (summer); large
flocks of geese and ducks as well as sandhill cranes and shorebirds (spring/fall);
and tundra swans, bald eagles and other raptors during the winter months.
To enhance your enjoyment and
understanding of Lower Klamath Refuge, wayside interpretive panels are provided throughout
the 10-mile route.
Lower Klamath Tour Map
Tule Lake Refuge Tour Map
Tule Lake Refuge Tour
to numbered posts along the route)
Lake Refuge Tour
The Tule Lake Refuge tour begins 5 miles south of
the visitor center. Seasonally this route provides excellent opportunities to view large
flocks of ducks and geese (spring/fall), white pelicans and western grebes (summer),
and bald eagles and other raptors (winter).
to the Tule Lake Refuge auto tour may pick up a self-guided map/booklet at the entrance of
the route. This booklet corresponds to numbered posts along the 10 mile route. The
interpretive guide assists visitors in identifying common species, and describes refuge
management history and practices.
== AS OF JULY
2006, THERE WILL NO LONGER BE A FEE CHARGED FOR THE USE OF THE AUTO TOUR ROUTES
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