Plan Your Visit

Eagle Marsh Kiosk



Refuge Access

The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset. The refuge is bordered by Ankeny Hill Road, Buena Vista Road, and Wintel Road to the north, west and south respectively, and visitors can access refuge trails and/or viewing areas from each. Parking is allowed in designated parking areas only. No overnight parking is allowed on the refuge.  



Hiking is allowed in all areas open to the public. Wildlife observation and photography are encouraged. Please stay out of closed areas to minimize disturbance to plants and animals. Bicycling and running are allowed only on designated public access routes. These activities are not allowed on trails or roads closed to public vehicles. 


General Regulations 

Other prohibitions on the refuge are the collection of plants, animals, minerals, antlers and artifacts. Leashed dogs are permitted in designated parking areas only. All dogs are prohibited on refuge trails and roads.  


Local Lodging 

Lodging is available at the Emerald Valley RV Park as well as in Salem and Albany. Listings are available at the Travel Salem and The Albany Visitors Association websites.   


Where We are Located

Ankeny NWR can be found off of Interstate 5, 12 miles south of Salem, Oregon or 10 miles north of Albany, Oregon; take the Ankeny Hill Exit (243). 


For questions about recreation, please contact the refuge complex office at (541) 757-7236 during normal office hours, or fill out our online Contact Us form.