The Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex provides management and support for seven national wildlife refuges and one national monument national monument
A national monument is established by executive order of the president or by Congressional legislation. The Antiquities Act authorizes the president to proclaim “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest” as national monuments. The National Wildlife Refuge System helps manage two national monuments: Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state and World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Hawaii, Alaska and California.

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. Our refuges stretch from the picture-postcard Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, with Mt. Adams towering in the background, to Pendleton's recreation destination, McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge. In between, you'll find the geologic wonder of Columbia, the teeming waterfowl of McNary and Cold Springs and Toppenish, and the incredible wildlife diversity of Umatilla. And covering 4 times as much acreage as the rest combined, the Fish & Wildlife Service's first national monument, Hanford Reach, with its majestic elk, rich history, and towering white bluffs.

For Emergencies or to Report Poaching

For emergencies, or to report poaching in progress, dial 911.
      Oregon: For non-emergency wildlife-related issues in Oregon, call the Oregon State Patrol at (541) 776-6111.
      Washington: For non-emergency wildlife-related issues in Washington, call the Washington State Patrol at (509) 575-2320.

Other Information

To Contact Us:  (509) 546-8300
To Email Us:
McNary Hunter Hotline:  (509) 546-TEAL (8325)
Umatilla Hunter Hotline:  (541) 922-HUNT (4868)
Cold Springs, McNary & Toppenish Disabled Hunting Blind Reservations:  (509) 546-TEAL (8325)

Directions to McNary Check Station & Headquarters

Disabled Hunting Blind Reservation Process

This process applies to the disabled hunter blinds at Cold Springs, McNary Peninsula 11A and 11B, McNary Wallula, and Toppenish.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. one week prior to the day you want to hunt, you may call to reserve a blind. For example, if you would like to hunt on Wednesday, October 25, reservations will be accepted anytime after 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18. The telephone number is (509) 546-8325 (546-TEAL), the same number as the McNary Hunter Hotline. If no one answers, you may leave your request on the answering machine, and we will get back to you as soon as possible to let you know if you have the blind. Include on your message:

  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • The blind you would like to reserve (e.g., Peninsula)
  • Day and date you would like to reserve (e.g., Wednesday, October 25)

You may also reserve any open dates that fall within the upcoming week. For example, if you call on Wednesday, October 18, you may reserve any open hunting dates on October 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd or 24th, as well as the 25th.

If you need to cancel, please call (509) 546-8325 to do so at the earliest possible date so that others may hunt. Hunters who routinely reserve a blind, then fail to show, may lose their reservation privileges.

On the day of the hunt, access the blind with the gate combination on the inside of the cone (McNary only). At Wallula, after unloading, park in the numbered post (#1) and place your cone on the dashboard of your vehicle. At Peninsula, park and unload in the parking lot adjacent to the blind, place your cone on the hood or roof of your vehicle, and follow the marked trail to the blind.

If someone is already in your reserved blind, do not confront them, but do try to get some information that will help us resolve the problem—license plate, make and model of the vehicle, etc. Then call (509) 546-8325 to report the violation.

Fishing Regulations

Columbia NWR
McNary NWR