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[CLOSED UNTIL 2022] Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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    954.05 acres

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Description

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge is curently closed to All Public Access for Restoration.

The Steigerwald Reconnection Project has begun! To ensure the safety of our visitors and our crews, the Refuge's trails are closed to all public access at this time. This closure includes the Refuge's parking lot, restrooms, and access to both the Refuge's interior trails (currently) and the Columbia River Dike Trail (the levee trail) that parallels the Columbia River (as of July 6th, 2020).

The Refuge Trails and Dike Trail east of Captain William Clark Park, will be closed to all public access between July 6th and October of 2020. Please respect this closure while habitat and public use opportunities are enhanced.

To learn more about this restoration project, and to see what's been going on, check out our page here: https://www.refuge2020.info/the-2020-blog/2020/5/12/steigerwald-reconnection-project-construction-begins?fbclid=IwAR28VwgxzO6uZVf4F9xNlP1cFXr9fw8zIb9ys3tZSbD2NyLhKwCHdJpg3HY

East of Washougal, WA and partly within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge is 1,049 acres of wetlands, pastures, and woodlands along the Columbia River. This Refuge provides stunning views and year-round wildlife viewing opportunities just 20 to 30 minutes outside of the Portland/Vancouver Metro area.

WHAT MAKES THIS A GREAT CHOICE FOR FAMILIES

  • Access to parking right along Hwy 14, with adjacent bathrooms
  • Easy to walk and roll gravel paths and footbridges
  • The Gibbons Creek Art Trail with interpretive art that's small on words but big on messages
  • Family-friendly, naturalist-led walks
Allowed Activities
Birdwatching
Wildlife Watching
Photography
Hiking
Good For
Families
Wheelchairs