Photography Blinds

Bald eagles at #5

Bald Eagles perched on a snag at the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge


General Information 

Perhaps the fastest growing activity on national wildlife refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography.  That’s not surprising – the digital camera population explosion and cell phones with ever-improving picture-taking abilities are increasing the number of nature photographers at a rapid rate.  You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment or have any experience to get started.  A small camera or basic cell phone will do just fine for most visitors.

Refuges provide enhanced opportunities to photograph wildlife in natural habitats by providing platforms, brochures, interpreters, viewing areas, and tour routes.  Wildlife photography is a high-priority activity in the Refuge System. Moreover, a limited number of photography blinds are available for public use. Please stop by the visitor center to pick up a map to learn more about blind locations.