Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
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Wildlife observation and study, photography, hunting, fishing, and clamming are permitted public uses.
Bandon Marsh NWR is located along the picturesque southern Oregon coast near the mouth of the Coquille River, and the city of Bandon. This refuge protects the largest remaining tract of salt marsh within the Coquille River estuary. Major habitats include undisturbed salt marsh, mudflat, and Sitka spruce and alder riparian communities. These provide resting and feeding areas for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, neotropical migrants, raptors, and a diverse assemblage of fish and shellfish. The refuge is managed as a natural area with no habitat manipulation. Wildlife observation and study, photography, hunting, fishing, and clamming are permitted public uses.
: The climate in Oregon varies by region. The coastal region and west of the Cascades is generally temperate and wet. Temperatures rarely rise above 85 degrees F during the warmest months and rarely dip below freezing during the winter. Along the coast expect rain and wind during the fall, winter and spring months. The mountains receive heavy precipitation and cool temperatures throughout the year. Conditions become more extreme the higher you climb. If visiting the region during the summer months be prepared for afternoon thunderstorms and chilly evening temperatures. Snow may be encountered on high country trails throughout the summer months. Eastern Oregon is a high desert. Precipitation received annually accumulates to less than 10 inches of rain. Summer temperatures often reach 90 degrees in the lower elevations. Winters can be bitterly cold here, although there is little humidity.
Location: Bandon Marsh Unit: From US Highway 101 just north of Bandon, turn west onto Riverside Drive and park in the refuge parking lot on the west side of the road. Ni-les'tun Unit: From US Highway 101 just north of Bandon take Fahy Creek Road east to North Bank Lane. The parking lot and observation deck are on the south side of North Bank Lane.
Contact Info: Bandon Marsh NWR26208 Finley Refuge Rd.CorvallisOR97333-9533541-867-4550
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