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Canoeing Provides an Excellent Opportunity to Get Up Close and Personal to Wading Shore Birds

Currently there are no visitor services facilities located at the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge!! Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge has an incorporated visitor center that is the visitor center for the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. 


The Visitors Center at Tule Lake  

 The Refuge Headquarters at Tulelake acts as the Visitors Center for all six Refuges for the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The center is open seven days a week, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and is located at 4009 Hill Road, Tulelake, California, 96134. The phone number to the visitors center is 530-667-2231.

The Refuge canoe trails are open everyday from sunrise to sunset. Many visitors, especially birders, have found that it is best to plan a visit to the Refuge according to the seasons. Many of the bird species will be most visible within two hours after first light in the morning.

When to Visit  

For the wildlife enthusiast, a visit to the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge at any season is a voyage of never-ending discovery. Year to year and season to season the dynamic ebb and flow of wildlife is a process of constant change. When you visit greatly determines what you will see. Click here for information on seasonal viewing opportunities.