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Lower Klamath
National Wildlife Refuge

Hill Rd, about 5 miles west of
Tulelake, CA   
E-mail: r8kbwebmaster@fws.gov
Phone Number: 530-667-2231
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
You are encouraged to stop at the refuge headquarters and visitor center when you first arrive. Refuge wildlife are colorfully described by exhibits, and information regarding wildlife viewing opportunities, road conditions, upcoming events, and an opportunity to purchase wildlife oriented books and other items. Proceeds are used to support refuge education programs. Wildlife-oriented teacher workshops and interpretive programs for schools and other organizations may be arranged by contacting refuge headquarters.

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Hunting opportunities for waterfowl and pheasant are provided on Lower Klamath Refuge in accordance with State regulations. During the regular State season, approximately 40% of the refuge is open daily to waterfowl hunting. All hunting ends daily at 1:00 p.m. Buy a Federal Duck Stamp, available at refuge headquarters. Duck Stamp dollars are used to purchase wetland habitat for inclusion in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Required of all waterfowl hunters over age 16, it is also a valuable collector's item. Contact refuge headquarters for maps and other information.

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Open from sunrise to sunset, a 10-mile gravel auto tour route gives visitors access to the heart of the refuge. Interpretive panels direct and educate visitors as they travel through permanent marshes, seasonal wetlands, dry uplands, and agricultural units.

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Wildlife Observation
The extensive marshes of the Lower Klamath Refuge have always attracted large numbers of wildlife. They also attract thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.

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The auto tour route is open from sunrise to sunset.

The visitor center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Use Fees
A limited number of photographic blinds are available by advanced reservation and require a $5 user fee. Golden Age Passport holders and Golden Access Passport holders are entitled to 1/2 price fees.
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