Columbia National Wildlife Refuge


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Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Address:735 E Main St
PO Drawer F
Othello, WA 99344

Phone:509-488-2668
Web: www.fws.gov/pacific/refuges/field/wa_columbia.htm
Established: 1944.
Location:8 miles northwest of Othello, Washington.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, hiking trails, overlook, auto tour route, boat ramps.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge lies in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains where annual precipitation averages less than 8 inches, creating an arid desert environment.
Habitats: 23,000 acres in the Columbia River Basin scablands, with numerous small lakes surrounded by sagebrush and grassy uplands, canyons, and buttes.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: Mallards, Canada geese, gadwalls, cinnamon teal, redheads, and coyote.

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