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(Last Updated 1/21/22)

*The Carty Unit of of Main Avenue will be closed on January 27th for construction work. There will be no access during this time to ensure safety. 

Automatic Gate times for all units: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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

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.   

Fee program has been reinstated. 

During the pandemic, the cost of entrance should not be a barrier to enjoying the Refuge. There are passes available that are free or reduced in price for those that qualify. Learn more about fees and passes here.



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

Auto Tour Route:  Open to street-legal vehicles only. 

Seasonally closed to pedestrians October through April. 

No bicycles, golf carts, or dogs allowed. All traffic laws apply, including seatbelt laws.

Learn more about the Auto Tour Route Here


Kiwa Trail: Closed for the season.   



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. 

Oaks to Wetlands Trail: Open

Port entrance & Carty Trail: Closed for the Season