Things to Do
If you have 15-minutes...
- Stop by the visitor contact station for some information followed by a quick walk on the Headquarters Trail.
If you have one hour...
- Go birding! Turnbull is one of the best spots in eastern Washington to see migratory birds, especially in Spring and Fall.
If you have half a day or more...
- Go for a drive on the scenic auto tour and explore additional trails.
With the passage of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act in 1997, six wildlife-dependent recreational activities are often managed on refuges as long as they are determined to be compatible, legitimate and appropriate public uses of the refuge. Hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education, and interpretation are often referred to as the "big six". Turnbull offers five of the big six, including environmental education and interpretation programs, great wildlife viewing and photography opportunities, and limited annual hunts for elk, turkey, and waterfowl.