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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

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Relax at the Refuge

Great place for bird watching and easy walking. Very close to the city and a nice drive out to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy G
Ridgefield, Washington
In our backyard.....

We have lived in Ridgefield for almost 9 years and have only once gone close to the entrance to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David Y
Ridgefield, Washington
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28908 NW Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642-8366
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for bird watching and easy walking. Very close to the city and a nice drive out to the Refuge.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Ridgefield for almost 9 years and have only once gone close to the entrance to the refuge. Today, our friends from Seattle prodded us to tour with them the refuge; one they have done two days in a row. Third must...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One takes a slow slow ride through the wildlife refuge and can see a lot of animals and birds in their natural habitat. Last trip I saw a good number of bald eagles, hawks, deer, some possum and even a raccoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Snookey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this place for wildlife photography!! My husband and I had heard about this place, but had never been till this past weekend. WOW! We were blown away by the variety and quantity of wildlife that we photographed. We saw Herons, Hawks, Deer, Coyotes,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank debandharry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's only a few miles thru the refuge by car, but it takes a long time due to the number of interesting critters you will see. Birds galore, but also muskrats and river otters are plentiful. All of them are busy doing their thing, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charles D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a can't miss attraction in the area. What more could you want than a driving loop that is designed for you to stay in your car and quietly observe the animals that seek refuge here... Nutria, Swans, Falcons, Hawks, Egrets, bald eagles, coyotes,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to go slow and see some unusual birds, ducks, and geese. It is beautiful any time of the year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peggy L
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Our family is into photography and this place was amazing!!! We drove 100 miles from home on a clear winter day and saw so many birds and animals that it was incredible! The nice thing for photographers is that many of the birds and animals...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AreWeHavingFunYet
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Fun place to bird watch. Very peaceful not alot of people on Trail. Lots of wildflowers in Summer. And watching the fish for mp

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank April H
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Get off of I-5 and go see this place. Huge wildlife refuge. There are two parts, one where you drive your car through and the other with hiking trails. We did the drive through. Even with that, part way through the drive through there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard K
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5 January 2018|
Response from simivalley1699 | Reviewed this property |
Dear "crane girl": Ridgefield is not in Seattle, it is north of Vancouver, Washington (close to Oregon). I suggest you "google" your question and see where you can find Sandhill Cranes in the Seattle area. Today I happen to... More