Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

  • American White Pelicans

    Birds of Baskett Slough

    Did you know over 200 different species of birds have been recorded in the Willamette Valley Refuge Complex?

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  • Collared Dusky Rotator

    Dusky Canada Geese

    They're why we're here! The Willamette Valley NWRC was originally established to protect winter habitat for dusky Canada geese.

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  • Double Crested Cormorant

    Wild Goose Tales

    Find out what's happening at Baskett in the latest edition of the Friends of the Willamette Valley NWRC Newsletter, Wild Goose Tales!

    Wild Goose Tales

  • Homepage Canada Geese in Flight

    Bird Buffet

    Did you know Baskett Slough actively manages land to feed wintering geese?

    Learn how we manage land for geese

What's New at Baskett Slough?

It is Winter Sanctuary Time!

Wilson's Snipe SM

The Winter Sanctuary Season begins at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge on October 1st each year and runs through March 31st. Thank you for using just the year-round trails during this time to allow the waterfowl to rest and recover.

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Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Mallard Duck Drawing

For the first time ever, Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge offered a youth waterfowl hunt on September 22nd and 23rd of 2018! To find out more about the 2018 hunt, click the link. To apply for future hunts, check here in May.

2018 Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Hunt Information
Discover Nature...

Take a Hike!

Cat's Ear Lily

Discover nature by exploring the Baskett Slough Refuge trail system!

Trails & Viewing Areas

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Willamette Valley NWR Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS