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William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge

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I like to go here for the peace and Solitude. I always find something to photograph. I especially... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
JerryHughes_Blues
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Corvallis, Oregon
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Wonderful Place for Birding

This refuge is a great habitat for birds and other wildlife. There is a wide variety from... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Carol J
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Tucson, Arizona
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26208 Finley Refuge Rd, Corvallis, OR 97333-9533
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 16, 2016

There is more wildlife packed into this small area than most people know. You MUST have binoculars, and a spotting scope is nice. The areas are large, and the viewing may be distant. Elk and Bobcat are common. Early morning and late afternoon are good...More

4  Thank Will W
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We got here around noon. The start of the hike was hard to find as our Garmin GPS took us to the center of the park. The park store is open Friday - Sunday only. The hike was very nice. We did the Mill hill...More

1  Thank Kitcrazy
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I like to go here for the peace and Solitude. I always find something to photograph. I especially like it at sunset as the sky colors change and reflect along the lake. There are many types of birds. When I sit still I can get...More

Thank JerryHughes_Blues
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This refuge is a great habitat for birds and other wildlife. There is a wide variety from grasslands to small lakes and streams. There is a forest with a great boardwalk. There is a good road for getting around the refuge and hiking trails. I...More

Thank Carol J
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous scenery. Birders everywhere. The boardwalk area is great and very easy to walk on. Certainly a top pick to take guests to and a great one when your group has varying mobility.

Thank ctpreece
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit and take children. Has definite educational value for your children. Not a dog friendly place. But it is nice.

Thank parker347
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The refuge was established for waterfowl and they do a great job providing habitat for them. They also have some of the remaining areas of oak savannah that used to dominate the Willamette Valley.

1  Thank Lou5881
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Easy walks, nice boardwalks and trails. Lush lichens and varied trees, flowers and plants and birds.

Thank matthewra
Reviewed June 10, 2018

It was uncrowded, quiet, and peaceful. There is no charge to get into the park. We stopped at a park billboard to get a map of the trails. We hiked around the lake, and saw several species of birds and plants. It was enjoyable.

Thank John_from_VA
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to see migrating birds and other wildlife. Particularly attractive for photography. The old house and barn are favorite subjects.

Thank Randyincv
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Great hiking and bird watching area. Numerous areas to see animals as well. Bring binoculars and you’ll be amazing at the different species of birds. There are benches to rest and soak in the area. There are enough different trails and lengths to accommodate any...More

Thank dagcoin
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Great for bird watching, or just strolling through the refuge and enjoying the outdoors. Boardwalks provide less muddy walkways during the wetter months.

Thank EllenK4
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