Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.

For local conditions review the information on this website and call ahead.

If visiting one of our location, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and excercising good hygiene.


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    Elk Hunt Information

    Elk hunters, we post elk hunt information and applications in May of every year. Check our homepage in May for the link and details.

    2019 William L. Finley Refuge Elk Hunt_all docs

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    Visit Snag Boat Bend!

    Did you know great blue herons nest in trees, forming colonies called rookeries? A heron rookery can be found at our Snag Boat Bend Unit.

    Discover Snag Boat Bend...

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    Refuge Management Update

    Refuge staff write a "Refuge Report" for the Friends Group every month. We'll start posting them here for you, too!

    3_2020 WVNWRC Report

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    Submit Your Wildlife Sighting!

    See something interesting on your last trip to the Refuge? Fill out our online Wildlife Sighting Report and share your story!

    Submit your sighting here...

Refuge Updates

Finley Refuge Rd. - No Vehicle Access

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William L. Finley Refuge is open but Finley Refuge Rd. has no vehicular access, which includes vehicle access to the Refuge Complex office. If you visit please follow CDC guidelines for everyone's public health and safety. Stay safe and be well!

2020 Winter Wildlife Field Day - POSTPONED!

WWFD 2020 Poster

The 6th Annual Winter Wildlife Field Day at William L. Finley has been POSTPONED! We want to help our community stay healthy and safe from the Coronavirus. We will let you know the new date when we can. El evento está pospuesto. Llamános a 541-757-7236 para más información.

WWFD 2020 Flyer

Finley Refuge Elk and Deer Hunt

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The 2019 hunt ended on October 31st. Look for 2020 William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge hunt information (elk and deer) here in May.

William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge Winter Sanctuary Season


Effective November 1st the refuge interior closes to public access to provide sanctuary for wintering Canada geese and other waterfowl. For more information on the closure, 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
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