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


Features

  • Roosevelt Elk Herd

    Elk Hunt Information

    The Roosevelt elk hunt at William L. Finley Refuge happens in Sept. and Oct. Details and the application are posted here in May.

    2020 William L. Finley Refuge Elk Hunt_all docs

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    Visit Snag Boat Bend!

    Snag Boat Bend Unit is a great place to bird! Actively under restoration, watch the hydrology and riparian forest return!

    Discover Snag Boat Bend...

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    Refuge Management Update

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

    FEB 2021 Refuge Report

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    Submit Your Wildlife Sighting!

    See something interesting on your last trip to the Refuge? Fill out our online Wildlife Sighting Report and share your story!

    Submit your sighting here...

Refuge Updates

Winter Wildlife Field Day(s) 2021!

2021 WWFD Patch

Join us for the 7th Annual Winter Wildlife Field Day(s) from March 1st - March 14th! This year's theme is "Nature in your Neighborhood." Eighteen community partners have come together to bring you two weeks of activities, crafts, programs, videos, story times, field guides and even some pop-up activity stations at William L. Finley Refuge. Our traditional passport and patch are back and everything will be available in both Spanish and English. Starting March 1st you will have access to over 30 wildlife and nature activities! Llamános a 541-760-3036 para más información. Or visit www.winterwildlifefieldday.org using the link below.

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William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge Winter Sanctuary Season

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Starting November 1st the Refuge interior closes to public access to provide sanctuary for wintering Canada geese and other wintering wildlife. For more information, click the link below. For trail availability see our Trail Descriptions page. The popular Mill Hill, Woodpecker Loop, Intertie, McFadden's Marsh blind, and Homer Campbell Boardwalk trails are all open year-round!

WVNWRC Winter Sanctuary Season

Finley Refuge Elk and Deer Hunt

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The 2020 hunt ended on October 31st. Look for 2021 William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge hunt information (elk and deer) here in May.

Refuge Wildlife Report

What's New At Finley?

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Want to know what to look for on your next visit? Check out our Refuge Wildlife Report for the most up-to-date scoop on what there is to see.

Refuge Wildlife Report

About the Complex

Willamette Valley NWR Complex

William L. Finley 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