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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining 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


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." Seventeen 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. Check back here In March to access the two weeks of wildlife and nature fun! Llamános a 541-760-3036 para más información.

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William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge Winter Sanctuary Season


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?


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


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