Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region


Ducks on wetland pond. Photo by Ed BustyaTualatin River National Wildlife Refuge provides a variety of recreational and educational activities--all specially focused on our wildlife and their habitats.  Please visit us to discover the beauty of the Tualatin River Valley, view abundant wildlife, learn about the historic landscapes that once dominated this area, and find out how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the refuge.

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The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.

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Items to Note

Information kiosk with trail map. Photo by Ed Bustya
Photo (c) Ed Bustya
  • Be sure to check out the information kiosks before heading out on the trails.

  • Trails are for walking only.  To minimize disturbance to wildlife, no bicycling, jogging, or running. 

  • Pets are not allowed on the refuge.  They disturb wildlife and will scare animals away even before you get a chance to see them.

  • The refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.

  •  No hunting or fishing opportunites exist on the refuge.


Our Wildlife Center is open.

Wildlife Center at sunrise. USFWS Photo

Come visit and explore our new exhibits, non-profit nature store, and our indoor and outdoor viewing areas.  Learn about the history of the Tualatin River, the people who have come here over the years, and the land that is now part of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the refuge's wildlife and habitats and how they are part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. 

Be sure to visit Nature's Overlook--a non-profit nature store operated by Friends of the Refuge.





The Wildlife Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m and closed on Mondays.

Coming during the holidays?  Call 503-625-5945 for holiday hours.

Occasional severe winter weather keeps our volunteers at home, so call ahead if in doubt.  Volunteers are ready to welcome you and answer your questions.

Wildlife Center Upcoming Holiday Hours

Tuesday 11/25: open 10:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 11/26: open 10:00-1:00pm
Thursday 11/27: closed

Friday 11/28 - Sunday 12/21: open 10:00am-4:00pm daily, except closed on Mondays
Tuesday 12/23: open 10:00-1:00pm
Wednesday 12/24 - Thursday 1/1: closed

Friday 1/2: reopen for reregular hours, 10:00am-4:00pm>

NOTE: While the Wildlife Center may be closed, the refuge trails and overlooks are opne daily from dawn to dusk. Restrooms are available in the Education Shelter.



Last updated: October 3, 2014