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There is something for everyone at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge!! 

 

  • Visitor Center

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    The Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Klamath Basin Refuge Complex.  The Visitor Center for the Refuge Complex is located at the Tule Lake NWR.  The Lower Klamath NWR offers a wide variety of public use including: wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and hunting opportunities. Please visit our Tule Lake visitor center page for more information.

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  • Hunting

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    Hunting is an important wildlife management tool that we recognize as a healthy, traditional outdoor pastime, deeply rooted in America’s heritage.  Hunting can instill a unique understanding and appreciate of wildlife, their behavior, and their habitat needs.

    To find out more about hunting opportunities, seasons and regulations on Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge please visit our Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge hunting resource page for more information!!

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  • Wildlife Viewing

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    If you enjoy getting outdoors and looking for wildlife, consider a visit Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex! Be sure to take an extra minute and drive the  route Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge auto tour route.

    For more information about wildlife observation opportunities at Klamath Basin NWR, contact the Visitor Center Located in Tule Lake at (530) 667-2231.

  • Interpretation

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    Refuge System interpretation programs provide opportunities for visitors to make their own connections to the natural world.  From self-guided walks to ranger-led programs, many national wildlife refuges help visitors learn more about the wildlife and habitat behind the landscapes.

    In addition to staff and volunteers presenting programs to audiences, refuges use a variety of exhibits, signs, brochures, and electronic media to communicate natural history stories to visitors.  Printed and virtual information is often available on many topics, including plants and animals, seasonal migrations, habitats, refuge management strategies, and endangered species.

    Through Refuge System interpretation programs, you can learn why nearly all of the critically endangered Whooping Cranes spend the winter at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, about the beneficial role of wildfire to encourage native vegetation to grow at Necedah Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin, and thousands of other interesting and informative stories.

  • Environmental Education

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    National Wildlife Refuges serve many purposes, and one of our most important roles is as outdoor classrooms to teach about wildlife and natural resources.  Thousands of youth and adult groups visit every year to learn about a specific topic on wildlife, habitat, or ecological processes.

    Is your school, youth, environmental or other group interested in learning more about the wildlife, plants, habitats and ecology of a particular national wildlife refuge?  Contact or visit Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex to check on program availability and reservation policies.  Refuges are wild places, and we want to teach you more about them!

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  • Photography

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    Perhaps the fastest growing activity on national wildlife refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography.  That’s not surprising – the digital camera population explosion and cell phones with ever-improving picture-taking abilities are increasing the number of nature photographers at a rapid rate.  You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment or have any experience to get started.  A small camera or basic cell phone will do just fine for most visitors.

    Refuges provide enhanced opportunities to photograph wildlife in natural habitats by providing platforms, brochures, interpreters, viewing areas, and tour routes.  Wildlife photography is a high-priority activity in the Refuge System.  Please visit our Photography blind information page for more information. 

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2013
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