Plan Your Visit

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We invite you to come and discover nature right on the doorstep of the bustling Portland Metro Area. With abundant wildlife, an ever-changing landscape, and ample opportunities for you to safely enjoy the outdoors, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is truly a refuge for us all.

  • Hours of Operation

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    Refuge Gates

    Open dawn to dusk, 365 days a year

    Wildlife Center

    Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm (closed on Mondays)


    Call ahead for hours (503) 625-5945

    Administrative Office

    Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm, Friday 9am-3:30pm

    Entrance Fee

    At this time, visits to the Refuge are free

  • Getting Here

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    Whether you're a next-door neighbor, live in the Portland metro area, or are visiting from elsewhere, it's easy to get to this beautiful and wild piece of the Willamette Valley.

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  • Wildlife Center

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    The true beauty of the Refuge is, of course, outdoors; but our fantastic Wildlife Center is a great place to start and end your adventure. Step inside and you'll find an exhibit hall that will help orient you to the features and stories of the Refuge, friendly greeters to answer those important questions (like "What kind of bird is that?" or, "Where's the bathroom?"), and Nature's Overlook nature store where you'll find plenty of treasures to celebrate your visit.

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  • Visitor Activities

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    It's the solitude of watching a soaring hawk through your trusty binoculars, learning about the amazing journey of a migrating songbird on a guided tour, or simply splashing in puddles with your kids on a wet winter day. Whatever your motivation, there are a ton of great ways to connect with nature at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Programs and Events

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    The wildlife aren't the only ones with a vibrant lifestyle at the refuge; this is a great place for human activity, too. Check out the many events we have going on for you throughout the year.

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  • Group Visits

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    Self reflection in nature is great, but so is sharing its beauty with others. The Refuge is a great place to bring a group, and we're ready to help make it an experience you and your fellow visitors won't soon forget.

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