This newest National Wildlife Refuge in the Willamette Valley includes more than 400 ac including rivers, mudflats, seasonal wetlands, grasslands, riparian forest, and forested uplands. Nearly 200 species of birds can be found, including Tundra Swan (winter), Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, waders, shorebirds, and songbirds. The Refuge is open year-round but some trails are closed Oct 1 – April 30. A wildlife photography blind is available by appointment only, and can be reserved by emailing the Refuge (see www.fws.gov/tualatinriver). A new Wildlife Center opened March 2008.
From junction of Hwy 212 (Tualatin Rd) and Hwy 99W, go SW 0.7 mi to stoplight at Cipole Rd. Continue 0.7 mi and turn R into the refuge, following brown highway guide signs. Transit: TriMet bus 12 stops at the main entrance. Bicycle: A bike lane on Roy Rodgers Ln offers access to the refuge boundary, although bicycling is not permitted on the Refuge.