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“Excellent Walk”

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Ridgefield
Certificate of Excellence
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Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Walk”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Whether you're walking for exercise or to see the local flora and fauna this is a wonderful place. You can make your walk short or long and enjoy it in any season.

Visited July 2014
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Vancouver, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
437 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Lot's to See”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Took the 8 and 10 year old granddaughters through the refuge. Were able to identify 8 species of birds. Parked near the information building and walked for a short distance. Connected with a den of gardner snakes.....one of the park attendents came out and explained they weren't harmful and that we could pick them up if we were gentle. Little girls scream loud when holding a snake!

Visited September 2013
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Ridgefield, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Use to be great, now it's just good.”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I grew up going to the River S and Carty Units of the RNW. Being an avid birder I loved to walk quietly through the grassland, forest and around the marshes looking for rare and not so rare bird species. A number of years ago they began closing the River S unit to foot traffic periodically. Kind of difficult to see rare birds from a car. Not to mention the exhaust coming from the cars constantly running. My recommendation would be to go to the Carty Unit and have a nice walk through the Oak and Douglas fir forest, there are few places near here that are as peaceful as that.

Visited June 2013
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Ridgefield, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great afternoon walk with family”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is an easy walk for children and elderly folk to visit and to see a long house constructed by the local Chinook Tribe. This is an historical site where Lewis and Clark met with the local Indians. Bonus points. the opportunity to see wildlife & birds is great!

Visited April 2014
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Battle Ground, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A great place”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

This place is great. Bring a camera with a good zoom, binoculars and sense of adventure. There are millions of birds and the opportunity to see so many at once is great. There is a driving loop and several walking paths. There are a lot of other non-birds here too.

Visited April 2014
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