Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Just 10 miles from Portland, the honking of geese replaces the honking of cars. The Refuge is home to nearly 200 species of birds; more than 50 species of mammals; 25 species of reptiles and amphibians; and a wide variety of insects, fish and plants. It’s a place where people can experience and learn about wildlife and their habitats.

The 3.1-mile main nature trail is open year-round, is wheelchair friendly and has interpretive signage along the route. The Refuge also boasts seasonal trails that are open May-September only.

Situated on the floodplain of the Tualatin River, the refuge comprises less than one percent of the 712 square-foot watershed. Due to the diversity and richness of habitats, the Refuge supports some of the most abundant and varied wildlife in the watershed, and serves as a key stopover on the Pacific Flyway. The Refuge is part of the United States’ National Wildlife Refuge System, a network of lands and waters set aside specifically for wildlife. Amenities include an interpretive center, nature trails, wildlife overlooks, nature store, and photography blind.

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Trail Hours: Open daily, from dawn to dusk

Wildlife Center Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADA Accessible: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Drinking Water: Yes

Pet Policy: Pets, including dogs, are not permitted at the Refuge

Wildlife: Eagles, Ducks, Geese, Songbirds, Shorebirds, Deer, Coyotes

Did You Know…

  • The Refuge is home to nearly 200 species of birds, 50 species of mammals, and 25 species of amphibians and reptiles?
  • Bald eagles nest and rear young on the Refuge and often perch on nearby trees in view of visitors?

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Reservations: Not AcceptedADA AccessibleTrails: Public RestroomsBirdingWater Sports: