Plan your Visit
The National Wildlife Refuge System is the only network of federal
lands dedicated specifically to preservation of wildlife and
their habitats. Only activities considered compatible with
the preservation of wildlife and their habitats are allowed.
Regulations protect visitors and resources.
Refuges, including roads and trails, are open from sunrise
Motor Vehicles and Bicycles
and bicycles are permitted only on roads open to vehicle access.
Please park only in designated areas.
Boats and Rafts
Boats and Rafts are prohibited on Refuge wetlands and ponds.
For both your pet’s and wildlife’s safety,
please leash your pet and walk them only at information kiosks
and trailhead parking areas. Pets are not allowed on hiking
Some trails close seasonally (closure
in effect from November 1 through March 31) to reduce disturbance
to wintering waterfowl. Please observe posted regulations.
There are two hunting seasons on William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge: Archery Deer Season and Shotgun Deer Season. Elk hunting is not permitted on the refuge. All hunters must check in and out of self-service hunter permit stations daily. There are two self-service permit stations located on the refuge.
Limited fishing opportunities are
available at Muddy Creek on Finley NWR.
Persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on national wildlife refuges must comply with all provisions of State and local law. Persons may only use (discharge) firearms in accordance with Refuge regulations (50 CFR 27.42 and specific Refuge regulations in part 32).
See Hunt Section regarding
ammunition and gun types allowed during designated hunt seasons.
Collecting historical objects or
artifacts is not permitted.
The Willamette Valley refuges are not parks. Activities such
as camping, fires, horseback riding, jogging, kite flying
and cross-country skiing are not allowed. Collecting animals
and plants is also prohibited.