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Julia Butler Hansen Refuge

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Comprable refuge

We enjoyed the refuge, not as nice as the refuge in Ridgefield. But certainly a nice day trip... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
Vancouver, Washington
Unique Refuge

The biggest problem we had associated with visiting the refuge was the planning phase. The... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2016
Portland, Oregon
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good11%
  • Average45%
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Mar 3, 2018
“Few amenities, Very natural!”
Feb 4, 2018
“Comprable refuge”
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46 Steamboat Slough Rd, Cathlamet, WA 98612-9663
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is a great place to take a quiet walk or just get out and enjoy the river. Be sure to drive around and find the various trails. Don't just stop off the highway.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

We enjoyed the refuge, not as nice as the refuge in Ridgefield. But certainly a nice day trip. You can drive there, enjoy the wallk about and have a beer downtown with lunch before heading back to Vancouver or Portland metro area.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

The biggest problem we had associated with visiting the refuge was the planning phase. The published maps aren't accurate. The road (Steamboat Slough Rd) along the river no longer goes through due to a washout. Also, it was impossible to find the Center Road trailhead...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank sdlfksj
Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stopped and read some of the signs. Looked for deer. There were none visible, even though there are supposed to be hundreds of them here. We did not take the "trail" which was actually a perfectly good road that had been blocked to vehicles....More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank half-Brit
Reviewed April 22, 2015

this a flat old road that has no signage, places to sit or interesting views. very little wildlife. If you are bored and want to go for walk this is it. Careful one road that use to take you to the trail head is now...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Dennis B
Reviewed March 25, 2015

I liked the ponds and sloughs in the refuge because they attracted so many duck, geese, and other birds. It was fun to see the Columbian White Tailed deer and learn of the project to help that species repopulate. The park rangers were extremely helpful...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Anne K
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We enjoyed a peaceful walk through the refuge. We would have preferred walking on a trail (it's a paved road), but the bird songs and pretty scenery were certainly worth the trip.

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank GJWOregon
Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is a wonderful place to walk and think take in the beautiful area,birds and deer.It is so peaceful you will want to come back again and again.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Gretchen V
Reviewed September 14, 2013

You can stop along the road and read an informational plaque or two. You can use your binoculars to search the fields for deer. But you probably won't see much wildlife at this refuge. We parked on the river side of the refuge and walked...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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February 10, 2016|
Response from RICHARD S |
i am handycap can i drive around the place