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William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge

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26208 Finley Refuge Rd, Corvallis, OR 97333-9533
+1 503-588-2701
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Nice side trip to get some exercise and to see some widelife

It was uncrowded, quiet, and peaceful. There is no charge to get into the park. We stopped at a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John_from_VA
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Leesburg, Virginia
Finley visit.

Awesome place to see migrating birds and other wildlife. Particularly attractive for photography... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Randyincv
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Corvallis, Oregon
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“wood ducks” (3 reviews)
“bird watching” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
26208 Finley Refuge Rd, Corvallis, OR 97333-9533
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+1 503-588-2701
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"wood ducks"
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"bird watching"
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"bring binoculars"
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"great place to view"
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"a small gift shop"
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"different species"
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"loop trail"
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"few hours"
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"great hiking"
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"poison oak"
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"geese"
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"elk"
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"marsh"
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"riding"
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"nature"
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"thousands"
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"winter"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was uncrowded, quiet, and peaceful. There is no charge to get into the park. We stopped at a park billboard to get a map of the trails. We hiked around the lake, and saw several species of birds and plants. It was enjoyable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to see migrating birds and other wildlife. Particularly attractive for photography. The old house and barn are favorite subjects.

Thank Randyincv
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Great hiking and bird watching area. Numerous areas to see animals as well. Bring binoculars and you’ll be amazing at the different species of birds. There are benches to rest and soak in the area. There are enough different trails and lengths to accommodate any...More

Thank dagcoin
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great for bird watching, or just strolling through the refuge and enjoying the outdoors. Boardwalks provide less muddy walkways during the wetter months.

Thank EllenK4
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

It isn't a huge preserve, but bring your duck ID book - bird watching here is terrific and it is generally very uncrowded.

Thank Kate L
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful retreat so close to Corvallis and the mid-valley. Lots of trails, well maintained and abundant wildlife to view. Great family outing.

Thank jeffreygB3328BZ
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We go to Finely several times every winter and almost always see huge flocks of migratory birds. Dusky geese, swans, and numerous species of ducks. Seeing several thousand geese suddenly lift off the water is an absolutely amazing experience. The drive through the marshes on...More

1  Thank OregonBonnie
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

great place for walks bird watching etc i like to go in early morning and hopefully see the elk i love to go and just walk peaceful usually quiet relaxing

Thank clo835
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Largely undeveloped wildlife viewing (birding) area. Dusty gravel roads over much of the area. Nice hike on the woodpecker loop trail.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

lots of roads and nature trails posters all over explaining wildlife deer elk birds all over. the lucky one might even see a bob cat

2  Thank christopher m
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