Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Land manager: 
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Find directions using the Trimet Regional Trip Planner or Google Maps.

Located on the Columbia River, near the town of Washougal, Washington, the 1,049-acre Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge consists of historic riverine floodplain 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. No funding for the Gateway/visitor center has been secured, however, the refuge opened the Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail in June 2009 for your enjoyment. These facilities offer parking, kiosks, trail, restrooms and other visitor amenities.

Guided hikes are offered May into June.

The beautiful and vast landscape of the refuge.
The entrance and restrooms.
The refuge map.
The paths are compacted gravel.
Habitat restoration in progress!
The gate to the seasonal area.
A walk through the woods :)
One of several bridges through the wetland areas.
Beautiful pond.
The mighty Columbia River!
Time to head home.
The path back.
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