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Washington
Volcano Country Region
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
RIDGEFIELD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
RIDGEFIELD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
301 N. Third Avenue
Ridgefield, Washington   98642
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Blue Heron'

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Geese'

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Ridgefield NWR'

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Wild Mushrooms'
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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Great Blue Heron'
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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Bachelor Island Slough'
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Over the bridge to enter the Park. The Slough flows from the Columbia river and back into Vancouver lake.

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Coopers Hawk'
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Many Coopers hawks can be spotted in the trees and simply standing on the ground in the fields.

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Great Blue Heron'
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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Slough'
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One of many streams or sloughs that run through the park.

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Great Blue Heron'
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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
'Bachelor Island Slough'
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Over the bridge to enter the Park. The Slough flows from the Columbia river and back into Vancouver lake.

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is located on the shore of the Lower Columbia River, 10 miles downstream from the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. This 5,217 acre refuge contains a mosaic of riverine flood plain habitat, intensively managed seasonal and permanent wetlands, and agricultural lands.

The refuge contains the historic Cathlapotle townsite, which was visited by the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1806, and today is one of the best-preserved Native American sites in the Northwest United States. Ridgefield Refuge provides high quality wintering habitat for a variety of waterfowl, particularly dusky Canada goose and lesser sandhill cranes.

Currently hosting 165,000 visitors annually, the refuge provides excellent wildlife viewing opportunities via a 4-mile auto tour route and two developed hiking trails. It also provides excellent outdoor classroom opportunities for Portland/Vancouver area schools, including natural resource, cultural, and historic information.
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7603 NE 13th Avenue
Vancouver, WA
360-695-1158


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Directions
To reach the Carty and River "S" Units of the refuge, take the Ridgefield exit from Interstate 5 approximately 20 miles north of Vancouver, Washington.

Drive 3 miles west to Ridgefield, where you will see signs directing you to these units. To reach the Ridgeport Dairy Unit, take the Fourth Plain Boulevard exit from I-5 at the south side of Vancouver. Travel west then north, turning west at Vancouver Lake Park. The road then becomes Lower River Road; follow it to a turnaround at the north end of the road.

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Volcano Country Region
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
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