This Wildlife Refuge Near Portland Has Over 200 Amazing Species of Birds

Birds and nature lovers alike will enjoy a trip to this fascinating wildlife refuge where you can escape from it all. Just 10 miles east of the city in the Columbia River Gorge, this sprawling refuge is a home to hundreds of birds and a wonderful place to spend an afternoon on a hike and bird spotting adventure.

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The Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge is open from dawn till dusk, with current hours of 7 am to 5:30 pm daily. To protect wildlife, leave your bikes, scooters, and dogs at home, as they are not allowed.

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