Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region


The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is located in northeast Washington, 13 miles southeast of Colville in Stevens County. Located on the west slope of the Selkirk Mountain Range, it is the only mountainous, mixed-conifer forest refuge in the lower 48 states. It was established in 1939 to provide a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.

Our 41,568 acres range in elevation from 1800 feet on the western lowlands to 5600 feet on the eastern boundary at Olson Peak. Our primary mission is to provide for the conservation, management and restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

Come join us on July 26, 2014 and help us celebrate our 75th anniversary. There will be a family bicycle ride (the Blue Goose Chase) on our Auto Tour Loop; check-in starts at 8:30 am. We will also have live bluegrass music with the Brown's Mountain Boys from 11 am to 1 pm. There will be finger food, cake and a raffle. This is a free event so please join us.

Refuge Headquarters is located at 1310 Bear Creek Road in Colville Washington.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Click here for driving directions, a location map and a geographical map.

Last updated: July 9, 2014