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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is located in Ridgefield. To visit Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and get the most from your holiday in Ridgefield, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ridgefield itinerary builder.
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  • Amazing area with some of the top bird watching in the region. Something to see during all seasons. Wide variety of seasonal birds and plenty of "regulars" to keep it interesting. Just today saw over ...  read more »
  • This self-guided car trip through a beautiful wildlife refuge is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. During the summer you can also get out of your car and just enjoy the quiet. This last trip we m...  read more »
  • The Carty/River "S" Unit is located on Hillside Drive in Ridgefield. This is a one way drive/loop around this part of the refuge. Take your time and drive very slowly to view and listen to the wildlif...  read more »
  • The refuge is one of the most beautiful scenic places you can visit, the variety of animals there is amazing and the ability to view some of these amazing creatures from your vehicle is breath taking. 10/10 highly recommend anyone that enjoys wildlife visit
  • Wow, this place was awesome. Lots of wildlife. Birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, and rodent. I think we saw it all on this short excursion. Be sure to pick up the CD for audio during your visit.
  • Great place to hike. Been here at least 10 times since 2005. Hike is for beginners. No hard terrains. Easy to access. Parking was $3 last time I was there.
  • Amazingly helpful and knowledgeable staff and volunteers, and a brilliant community resource. Make sure you get a map and check out both parts of the refuge. The northern Carty Unit is open all year for hiking, and the Cathlapotle Plankhouse is open weekends from mid-April to September. The River S Unit has a year round 4 mile driving loop, and May-September a fantastic 1 mile loop through wetlands and mixed riparian forest. You have to stay in your car during the winter because of the resting birds, and dogs can be in vehicles on the auto tour route. Bikes are not allowed on the Auto Tour Route. No dogs or bikes on Carty, since both activities scare wildlife and flush out birds.
  • If you haven't been here, go with the kids. It's well worth the easy drive and lots of local wildlife to be seen.
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