News Release

February 2, 2012

Closure Update on Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges

Media Contacts:
Sallie Gentry, Refuge Ranger, (541) 757-7236

The Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which includes William L. Finley, Ankeny, and Baskett Slough Refuges, are all open following repairs due to recent flooding. The Snag Boat Bend Unit, located south of Corvallis off Peoria Road, remains closed due to flooding. Visitors are advised to use caution when driving on Refuge roads, as significant erosion has affected some areas along the shoulder of the roads.

For more information on the Refuges, please contact the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters at (541) 757-7236. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Visitors may also access updates on our website at