Summer Lake Wildlife Area

Call ahead This experience may be open for on-site visitation; however, offerings and/or operating procedures may have changed due to COVID-19. Please verify details before you go and visit the COVID-19 Resources page for more information.

At the wildlife area: This is one of the best places in Oregon to view migrating waterfowl and other shore and waterbirds. The area consists of a large marsh   with associated uplands. An 8.3-mile tour route bisects the area. The route is closed during hunting seasons (early October through late January) to provide   refuge areas for waterfowl. Viewing is not recommended during hunting seasons. Bird checklists and maps are available at the check station.

Nearby: Fort Rock State Natural Area, about 35 miles north, offers picnicking, wildlife viewing, rock formations and a hiking trail.