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Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

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Easy walks

A great place for easy Stoll’s with small kids and bird watching gives an extra focus. Not too far... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Karlina C
Albany, Oregon
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Once in a blue moon

I came here to see the August 2017 total eclipse, and found it to be beautiful. I'd never been to... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Montreal, Canada
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7 Jan 2018
“Easy walks”
24 Aug 2017
“Once in a blue moon”
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2301 Wintel Rd S, Jefferson, OR 97352-9758
+1 503-588-2701
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

A great place for easy Stoll’s with small kids and bird watching gives an extra focus. Not too far off I-5 which helps but it feels like you are further out.

Thank Karlina C
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I came here to see the August 2017 total eclipse, and found it to be beautiful. I'd never been to Oregon before, and after miles of farmland tarnishing my idea of what I thought Oregon was, we showed up here and my opinion was redeemed....More

Thank Liam_Ragan
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Before I start this review, I must include a caveat: I am not a birdwatcher, so take my opinions with that in mind. Ankeny is basically just open marsh where birds hang out, so unless birding is your interest or hobby, there is not really...More

1  Thank drrkbrnng
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I went here yesterday and walked to the end of the rails but not to the end of the trail and then turned around, and headed back, which on the way back, I did hear a chorus of frogs communicating with each other from different...More

1  Thank Vlogger J
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Amazing boardwalk through Wildlife refuge. Lots of things to view, gorgeous moss, ferns, and trees. Not many creatures viewable on the day we visited, but I'm sure on our return trips we will see some great animals; many nesting spots viewed.

1  Thank kristincredible
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great area for wildlife viewing and pictures. They have a very nice boardwalk and lots of pull outs and viewing areas around the refuge. One of our favorite places for wildlife photography in the area. Make sure to bring water and snacks.

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great birding all year, excellent in spring and fall. Nice short hikes or you can use your binoculars from the car.

Thank BRuce M
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Somehow we had always managed to find the edges of this refuge, but never the heart of it, before this visit. We wanted a close-to-home place for walking outdoors, had new directions to the boardwalk, and off we went, in a heavy Oregon drizzle. The...More

1  Thank Jeanier34
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This is one of favorite spots to walk around at, that is close to home and very accessible most of the year. I know in the next couple years; they will be building a major visitor center for the Ankeny Refuge, to connect with all...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Not far off the freeway. Quiet. Pretty. Lots of trails but some are closed during the migratory season to avoid disturbing the birds.wevtook a long hike on a boardwalk back to some ponds with tons of frogs in them the heron back there sure was...More

1  Thank David S
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18 October 2016|
Response from BRuce M | Reviewed this property |
No at this Wildlife refuge not allowed. They are worried about them chasing or stressing the wildlife.