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?