Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tulelake

#179 of 276 in Wildlife in California
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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42 reviews
  • July 12, 2017
    There is a visitor center on Hill Rd from CA 161. It is just North of Lava Beds National Monument. There are still ducks and geese on the water. I saw a deer on the side of the road. Winter is probabl...  more »
  • May 22, 2017
    There are some good hikes nearby, lots of history as it is close to the site of the last American Indian war, but the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is really all about the amazing numbers and typ...  more »
  • December 8, 2016
    Beautiful place, nice view of the wild life, friendly people, good food to eat, very easy to find a place.  more »

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