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Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tulelake

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Wildlife Area
The Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge of the United States located in northern California near the Oregon border. It covers 39,116 acres in the Tule Lake basin.The refuge was established in 1928 by President Calvin Coolidge to preserve habitat for birds and other animals. It is a staging area for migrating waterfowl such as the greater white-fronted goose, snow goose, Ross's goose, and cackling goose. The waterways of the refuge are inhabited by endangered fish species such as the Lost River sucker and shortnose sucker.Local habitat types include uplands vegetated with grasses and shrubs such as sagebrush, and wetlands such as marshes. The refuge also includes about 19,000 acres of cropland leased to growers. Crops include potato, onion, horseradish, alfalfa, and cereals.
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  • Beautiful place, nice view of the wild life, friendly people, good food to eat, very easy to find a place.  more »
  • Visited on October 2, 2016and the place was filled with birds. Visited late morning (11 am to 2 pm). Egrets, raptors, ducks, geese and even some western meadowlarks. A good day trip and only about an ...  more »
  • If you like birds, and who doesn't, here's your spot! Especially good during winter migration starting in September. Saw lots of egrets today and coots aka mud hens. Also nearby is a war interment cam...  more »