Location

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters is located 32 miles south of Burns, Oregon. The main route to the headquarters is on Highway 205 (26 miles) and 6 miles east on Sodhouse Lane. Refuge headquarters is a good starting point for your visit. The Refuge office, Visitor Center, Nature Store and the George Benson Memorial Museum are all located at headquarters. Scroll down to View Details for current hours. 

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge 
36391 Sodhouse Lane 
Princeton, OR 97721 
541-493-2612 
malheur@fws.gov 

Plan Your Visit

Let our staff and volunteers at the Visitor Center help you plan your visit! The Visitor Center is located at Refuge headquarters and is a great starting point for you to become more familiar with the Refuge and the wildlife that live here. Visitors can obtain Refuge brochures and maps, see the most recent bird sightings, learn about birding “hot spots”, and browse nature and wildlife interpretive panels and exhibits. Learn more about other recreational opportunities such as wildlife watching, photography, the auto tour route, trails, fishing, hunting. 

While there at Refuge headquarters, visit the Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Nature Store for field guides, t-shirts and other educational items. Visit the museum that houses interpretive exhibits with nearly 200 mounted wildlife specimens. The great variety of trees and shrubs at Refuge headquarters attracts many birds, making it one of the best places in Oregon to see migrating songbirds. Marshall Pond is an excellent spot to see wildlife and view Malheur Lake from the overlook just above the headquarters.

If the Visitor Center and Nature Store are closed, still plan a visit to Refuge headquarters. Brochures are available, and the Refuge and museum are open daily from sunrise to sunset. 

Location and Contact Information