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“Wonderful place for a stroll!”

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Washougal
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

I love the trail, with it's crative art installations, but I love the wildlife even more so. this is an active wetland, and their are tons of birds and deer, rabbits and other animals all around the area. I can't promise you'll see the animals, but you can rest assured they are there. I have been very lucky in spotting a number of Canadian Geese, ducks, deer and lots more. The only drawback is dogs are not allowed. This is understandable, but still frustrating for my doggie who has to be left behind.

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

This refuge just opened to the public a few years ago. It has a very nice walking trail (part is closed during the winter months to protect the geese that overwinter here). The trail crosses an open wetland, winds through a forested area next to the Columbia River , and passes by two lakes and a creek before joining the trail along the Columbia River dike. You can see osprey, bald eagles, harriers, all manner of perching birds (some are endemics) and it is common to see signs of recent beaver activity, and many deer who live on the refuge. You are not allowed to bring your dog or bike on the trail, but walkers are welcome, and it is a peaceful, lovely place...yes, even when the gorge winds blow it is beautiful. Many people drive right by the gate on Highway 14 not even realizing the refuge is there and open to the public dawn to dusk.

Thank Carrie B
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

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

1  Thank Clyde B
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

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.

1  Thank KizzysMom
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

this wildlife refuge is just off Rt 14 in Washougal, WA. There are lots of migrating birds here so if you are a bird watcher this is the place to come! The trail is not very long and very easy taking you from the parking lot all the way to the Columbia River. Unfortunately, there was a brush fire recently and part of the trail is closed.

1  Thank Theresa A
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