Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge provides a wide array of recreational opportunities. With several miles of hiking trails and observation platforms Baskett Slough is a great place for wildlife observation. Hike up to the top of Baskett Butte to get a great view of the wetlands that make up the Refuge. Or visit the Highway 22 kisok to look through a spotting scope at the numerous migratory waterfowl in the winter. Click here for Trail Descriptions and Map.
Wildlife Viewing and Photography
The wildlife that use Baskett Slough NWR as a home or just pass through is diverse and wonderful to see. Ducks, swans and geese can be seen on refuge wetlands throughout the winter. Migratory songbirds can be heard singing along the basket Butte Trail. Here are a few tips for viewing wildlife:
Interpretation \ Environmental Education
At trailheads and kiosks there are numerous interpretive and education signs that describe habitats, historical land uses, migratory birds, songbirds and much more. Take the time to read these signs and learn about this unique area.