Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
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Gary P
Camas220 contributions
Feb 2012 • Business
flat trail through wildlife refuge - lots of birds to view, inclines to the dike along the columbia river. great view of river, Mt. Hood, former river flood plains. very nice walk/hike for all level
Written March 16, 2012
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Meghan P
Washougal, WA15 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Beautiful nature refuge ... no pets allowed! We saw a ton of birds, deer, nutria...and beautiful wild flowers. There are a couple of different paths, one leading up to the dike so you can walk along the river. Very peaceful and serene place to walk. There are occasional mountain lion sightings so probably best to walk with a friend, not alone.
Written June 4, 2019
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TFB777
Camas, WA28 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
This little 1050 acre refuge is a gem at the gateway to the Columbia gorge. This has become my go-to place in the Portland area for viewing and photographing wildlife: Eagles, Herons, Harriers along with dozens of other species abound here. The scenery alone is fantastic with Mount Hood dominating on a clear day. Please remember, this is a wildlife refuge and not a recreational park so there a lot of restrictions: No dogs, horses, jogging, biking, and drone flying. Thanks.
Written April 10, 2018
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chucknonverbal
Portland, OR18 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
After reconstruction project 2022:
Congratulations on removing the very beautiful, 3/4 mile former entry thus eliminating one of the best parts of the refuge. You actually took away the main reason we used to regularly visit. What a bureaucratic blunder; did you even consult with the public?. You redesigned the grounds, with your wide gravel paths and distant trees, and now have kept the walking public as far from the actual nature as possible…bravo. Pure idiocy!
Written June 11, 2022
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Waving Tree Farm
Washougal, WA27 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Although this certainly isn't my favorite place in the area is pretty good for bird watching. The trail is flat and easy to navigate.

If you're looking for breathtaking views this isn't the place. If you just need a quick nature fix this will likely hold you over.
Written October 6, 2019
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sm1
Washington114 contributions
Aug 2019
Nice trail through grasslands and wetland. We saw herons, egrets, ospreys, turtles, Pacific frogs and nutria. On our way back we met a trail volunteer who told us that they were in the process of removing the dikes and letting the wetlands expand to their original form. that would be great! He thought that this place would be even better in a few years. We look forward to that
Written September 15, 2019
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Gloria L
Washougal, WA662 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
Took a 2+ mile hike thru the park this afternoon. Truly delightful. Paths were dust-free after the rains 2 days prior. Vistas were incredible. Spotted a few water fowl, a 'nutria' which sort of looks like a river otter but is, in fact, a not-so-beloved 'pest' - a river loving rat. Quite the swimmer but not so friendly to the natives of this area. Also spotted lots of dozing turtles. It was a fun excursion populated by a few other curious families, couples and kids. A delightful place any nature lover would enjoy.
Written September 4, 2015
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xxxMaryxx
77 contributions
We were quite surprised that dogs were not allowed on the Steigerwald Lake Trail so we found the Cape Horn Trailhead instead. Its a really nice trail and we all got some much needed exercise. The trail is located at Salmon Creek Rd and the Park and Ride parking lot. There are bathrooms there too. We took a picnic lunch and enjoyed the day! !
Written December 25, 2014
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Clyde B
Ridgefield122 contributions
Apr 2013 • Solo
This is a great place for a walk in nature. Expect to see many different kinds of birds depending on the season. You will in all likelihood see deer,musk rat,raccoon and other animals.Expect a surprise as you enter the trail heads,I will not tell you what they are ,you will have to find out for yourself. They are wonderful !!! Go enjoy and tell other people about the great time you had at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refurge
Written October 10, 2013
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KizzysMom
Washougal, WA54 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
Located at the mouth of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, this wildlife refuge is a great place to walk. Parking lot and restroom is just off Highway 14. The trail leads down to the
Columbia River, and wildlife of many varieties abounds throughout the refuge. Take water, and
perhaps a picnic lunch, and binoculars to enjoy flora and fauna throughout your walk. Easy
trail with a great view of snow-capped Mt. Hood. The area is recovering nicely from last year's
wildfire.
Written July 30, 2013
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