We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Features Animals
State Rte 14 and 15th St, Washougal, WA 98671
Review Highlights

A wonderful hike through nature. We've seen a variety of water fowl, red tail and harrier hawks... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Sandra G
via mobile

wildlife is great if you like walking to see the critters the view changes everyday never the same... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Judy T
Read all 48 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“parking lot” (7 reviews)
“nice walk” (3 reviews)
State Rte 14 and 15th St, Washougal, WA 98671
Write a ReviewReviews (48)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful hike through nature. We've seen a variety of water fowl, red tail and harrier hawks, great blue herons, deer and a variety of smaller birds. The landscape changes and the graveled path accommodates families pushing strollers so it isn't too strenuous. The hike...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

wildlife is great if you like walking to see the critters the view changes everyday never the same experience nice easy walk I use walker

Thank Judy T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Every moning as I arrive at work I can drive alone one side of the Refuge. The entire refuge is gigantic, it is bounded by Washington SR-14 on the North and the majestic Columbia River on the South. Just minutes from Vancouver, pass Camas, and...More

Thank larrym0527
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and a bird lovers place! Family (less the dogs) place to go! Worth the drive every time ♡ Kids will love the turtles, birds, and interactive things to do. You will love the views and peace it brings!!! ♡

Thank beccadotson
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a peaceful and pretty walk. I always see birds from the trail. For those that need a good walking surface, this is a nice walk. So close to the city, but feels like you are away.

Thank cougarcathy S
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I've been visiting Steigerwald Lake NWR since 2010 and it's my favorite spot for birding, walking, and getting away from the urban activity of Portland. It's also one of the most beautiful spots in the Portland-Vancouver area and still relatively undiscovered. On a clear day,...More

Thank Rick D
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Great place to walk. The loop takes about 1 1/2 hours depending on the wildlife that is out there. Dogs are not allowed and neither is jogging. The trail is gravel along with the parking lot. Good for the three wheel stroller but the four...More

Thank verb3
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've walked this park many times. Each time I've been here, I see a variety of birds - eagles, hawks, wild swans, ducks - and on one occasion, I spotted a pileated woodpecker not 20 feet from where I was standing! I've also seen a...More

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Steigerwald is our favorite place to go to view wildlife in our area. You can see something new each time you go here. Over several visits and different times of year, you can see eagles, herons, owls, falcons, harriers, turtles, deer, and many other birds....More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

If you want a nice place for a walk or hike along the Washington side of the Columbia river, this is a nice flat trail. There are a couple different parking lots and trail entry points. If you go far enough East there is a...More

Thank Penny S
Nearby HotelsSee all Washougal Hotels
Best Western Plus Parkersville Inn & Suites
286 reviews
1.76 km away
Camas Hotel
68 reviews
3.88 km away
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway
239 reviews
4.27 km away
Holiday Inn Express Portland East-Troutdale
137 reviews
4.73 km away
Nearby Restaurants
K&M Drive In
78 reviews
1.35 km away
Our Bar
63 reviews
.39 km away
Amnesia Brewing
34 reviews
.37 km away
The Sushi Joint
16 reviews
.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Captain William Clark Park
18 reviews
1.58 km away
CrossFit North Pacific
6 reviews
1.40 km away
Camas-Washougal Historical Society & Two Rivers Heritage Museum
8 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines