Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


  • 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.

    Learn more...

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    Refuge Management Update

    Refuge staff write a "Refuge Report" for the Friends Group every month. We post them here, too!

    April 2021 Refuge Report

  • 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?

Winter Wildlife Field Day(s) 2021!

2021 WWFD Patch

Normally this event is held on one day at Finley but this year it is virtual and the amazing bilingual activities will be up for all of 2021. This year's theme is "Nature in your Neighborhood." Eighteen community partners come together to bring you over 30 activities, crafts, programs, videos, story times, field guides and even some pop-up activity stations. Our traditional passport and patch are back and everything is available in both Spanish and English. Llamános a 541-760-3036 para más información. Or visit using the link below.

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Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Mallard Duck Drawing

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge offers a youth waterfowl hunt on one weekend in September every year. It is the ONLY hunt opportunity at Baskett Slough Refuge. To find out more about the youth hunt, click the link. To apply for future hunts, check here in May.

2020 Baskett Slough Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Discover Nature...

Trail Time!

Cat's Ear Lily

Discover the Willamette Valley's native habitat types by exploring the Baskett Slough National Wildlife 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


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