Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region


The National Wildlife Refuge System is the only network of federal lands dedicated specifically to preservation of wildlife and their habitats. Only activities considered compatible with the preservation of wildlife and their habitats are allowed. Regulations protect visitors and resources.

Refuge Access

Refuges, including roads and trails, are open from sunrise to sunset.

Motor Vehicles and Bicycles

Motor vehicles and bicycles are permitted only on roads open to vehicle access. Please park only in designated areas.


For both your pet's and wildlife's safety, please leash your pet and walk them only at information kiosks and trailhead parking areas. Pets are not allowed on hiking trails.


Some trails close seasonally (closure in effect from October 1 through March 31) to reduce disturbance to wintering waterfowl. Please observe posted regulations.


No hunting opportunities exist at the refuge


No fishing opportunities exist at the refuge


Firearms and other weapons are prohibited.


Collecting historical objects or artifacts is not permitted.

Prohibited Activities

The Willamette Valley refuges are not parks. Activities such as camping, fires, horseback riding, jogging, kite flying and cross-country skiing are not allowed. Collecting animals and plants is also prohibited.

Last updated: November 21, 2008