Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge Trails:
Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge Overview
Directions: Located on the California-Oregon border 24 miles S of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This refuge has several entrances. Write for map
Primary Wildlife: Peak of nearly one million waterfowl use the combined areas of Lower Klamath and Tule Lake during fall migration. Major waterfowl production area. Predominant nesting species include gadwall, mallard, cinnamon teal, pintail, ruddy ducks and Canada geese. Large summer populations of white pelicans, cormorants, herons, egrets, terns, white-faced ibis, grebes, gulls, avocets, black-necked stilts and killdeer. Largest wintering concentration of bald eagles (500) in the lower 48 States uses the combined area of Lower Klamath and Tule Lake as daily feeding grounds.
Habitat: 53,598 acres of water, marsh, agricultural crops and uplands.
Recreation and Education: Wildlife observation, study, and photography. Auto tour route. Waterfowl hunting. Pheasant hunting.
Special Note: Refuge farming permittees annually plant approximately 3,500 acres of grain. One-third of the crop is left standing as a wildlife food supply.
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