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(Updated 1/13/21) 

All Refuge units remain fee free until further notice. 

Automatic Gate times for all units: 7:30 to 5:00

Note that gates close automatically. Vehicles must exit the Refuge before the gate closes and there is no entry before or after hours. 

 


 

RIVER 'S' UNIT (Hillhurst/9th Ave)

Auto Tour Route: Open Daily

Vehicle traffic only. No bike or pedestrian access. To limit disturbance to wintering waterfowl, please remain in your car on the auto tour route, except at the restrooms.

Kiwa Trail: Closed for the season. Will reopen May 1st.

Learn more about the Kiwa trail here.

Restrooms are now open and being cleaned weekly. Due to the increased volume of visitors, supplies such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer may run low between servicing. Please make sure you have your own sanitation supplies in case of this.   

Visitor kiosks and the viewing blind is currently unavailable due to the inability to provide the public with regularly disinfected surfaces according to CDC guidelines and/or proper social distancing opportunities in these spaces. 

 


                                                                                    

CARTY UNIT (Main Ave and Port entrances)

**New Construction **   

The construction of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge's Multi-Purpose building is well underway! The main entrance looks a bit messy however you can still access the trail from the lower parking lot.

Spur trail from Main Street Bridge Closed During Construction

 

 

The pedestrian trail from Main Avenue to the trail head at the Carty Unit will remain closed during the duration of the construction. Visitors can still drive in or walk in from the sidewalk through the main entrance gate. 

Port entrance: Look out open year-round. Trail to Plankhouse closed for the season.  

Restrooms are now open and being cleaned weekly. Due to the increased volume of visitors, supplies such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer may run low between servicing. Please make sure you have your own sanitation supplies in case of this.

Visitor kiosks and the viewing blind are currently unavailable due to the inability to provide the public with regularly disinfected surfaces according to CDC guidelines and/or proper social distancing opportunities in these spaces.

 

 


 

By following these temporary adjustments to access you ensure the safety and health of yourself, other visitors, the Ridgefield community and our staff. We look forward to continuing to serve you by providing safe and healthy wildlife dependent recreation into the future. 


Updates will be posted here as the become available.