Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge


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Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Oregon Coast NWR Complex
2127 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97365

Phone:541-867-4550
Web: www.fws.gov/oregoncoast/3archrocks
Established: 1907.
Location:Off Oregon's coastline, due west of Portland.
Special Features:The first national wildlife refuge established west of the Mississippi River, the site protects Oregon's largest seabird nesting colony, which has more than 230,000 birds.
Habitats: 15 acres of rock islands (three large rocks and six smaller rocks).
Access: Closed to public entry, but can be seen from the mainland at Cape Meares and in the town of Oceanside. Waters within 500 feet of the rocks are closed to all watercraft from May through mid-September.
Wild life: Tufted puffins, common murres, cormorants, Steller sea lions.

See other parks in Oregon.
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Armed with the new law, the state game warden in the Tillamook area was able to confront the owner of the tugboat Vosberg and put an end to the shooting parties before Roosevelt signed the papers creating Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge.
Or, "visit" Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, which is best viewed from the mainland at Cape Meares or from Oceanside Beach in the community of Oceanside.