Date established: 1965
Refuge Size: 2,796 acres (1,132 ha).
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon in Marion County, between Salem and Albany
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Directions: Take Interstate 5 Exit 243, Ankeny Hill Road, which is about 10 miles north of Albany and 12 miles south of Salem. Driving west, you will arrive at the intersection of Wintel and Ankeny Hill Roads. Both roads will take you to the Refuge. Maps and additional access information may be found at the Ankeny Hill Overlook on Ankeny Hill Road, the Rail Trail Parking Area on Wintel Road or at the Eagle Marsh Wildlife Viewing Kiosk on Buena Vista Road.
Public inquiries: 541-757-7236
Enabling Legislature: On February 19, 1963, the
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission authorized the establishment
of the Refuge at areas to be located at traditional Canada goose
concentration points in the Willamette Valley. Lands for the Refuge
were purchased by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the wetland
loan fund, against revenue from the future sales of duck stamps,
under authorization of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Purpose: “…for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose, for migratory birds.”
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