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History of McKay Creek

McKay Creek Dam & Refuge History

Dam Illustration

Really like history? This is the page for you. Learn about the making of the McKay Creek NWR and Dam.

History of McKay Creek Refuge & Dam

About the Complex

Mid-Columbia River Refuges

The Mid-Columbia River Refuges are eight refuges within the Columbia Basin.

McKay Creek is managed as part of the Mid-Columbia River Refuges.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Of Interest

  • NO Fishing – Yet

    No FishingMarch 01, 2016

    Contrary to how the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife 2016 Fishing Regulations page is written, McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge is NOT open to fishing until March 1. Presumably, the ODFW is referring to the creek itself being open in places where it can legally be accessed. The reference is not to McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge. We hope you have a successful fishing season on the refuge, but not until March 1, 2016.

  • 2016 Jr. Duck Stamp Contest

    PaintingMarch 15, 2016

    The deadline for submitting entries for the 2016 Jr. Duck Stamp contest is rapidly approaching. Are you a student in K-12? Do you have artistic talent? Care about wildlife? Looking for fame and fortune? Then you should at least take a look at entering the 2015 contest. And we would love to see winners selected from this area, painting the ducks found here. So, check this out.

    2016 Jr. Duck Stamp Contest
Page Photo Credits — Ducks in Flight - Chuck & Grace Bartlett, Barn Owlets - Kevin Keatley, Little Brown Myotis - Michael Durham & Bat Conservation International
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2016
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