Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washougal

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#64 of 142 in Wildlife in Washington State
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Located on the Columbia River, 10mi east of Vancouver, Washington, the 1,049acre Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge consists of historic riverine flood plain habitat, semi-permanent wetlands, cottonwood-dominated riparian corridors, pastures, and remnant stands of Oregon white oak.
The refuge lies partly within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and has been designated as the location for a "Gateway to the Gorge" visitor center. This facility is currently in the planning stage with a portion of the construction funds already secured.
The Washington Department of Transportation has estimated that this facility may be used by as many as 100,000 visitors annually, providing the Service with one of the best outreach opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. The refuge also serves as the operational headquarters for the 329acre Pierce National Wildlife Refuge.
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  • I went last year and I got an exclusive tour of the park and helped plant trees. It was great I would recommend. This is like real nature.  more »
  • Although this certainly isn't my favorite place in the area is pretty good for bird watching. The trail is flat and easy to navigate. If you're looking for breathtaking views this isn't the place...  more »
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