National Wildlife Refuges are places where visitors can participate in a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities. Refuge managers do their best to balance the needs of wildlife, wetland preservation, and people, providing opportunities for people to connect with wild places by creating and maintaining a network of trails on your refuges. Tule Lake hosts a number of such trails

Discovery Marsh Trail, The first 1000 feet of the trail is paved and wheel chair accessible. All other sections are a crushed gravel surface. The trail is completely level and allows for easy walking. The entire loop is about one mile in length. Wildlife abounds on this trail, from mule deer to waterfowl, coyotes, to hawks.

Dave Champagne Canoe Trail,  This family friendly self-guided canoe trail with all gear supplied by the refuge, is available May through October depending on the weather. To gear up, stop in the Refuge Visitor Center and get a map, personal floatation device, and paddles, then drive to the site and choose a canoe or kayak. There are a limited number of boats available so call ahead, the ranger on duty will be happy to answer your questions.

Sheepy Ridge Trail Located on the far side of the Visitor Center parking lot, the trail was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1936, it ascends 1/3 of a mile up to a rocky overlook at the top of the ridge, 200 feet above the parking lot


Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge
C/O Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex4009 Hill RoadTulelake,CA96134-9715