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Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge

Lewis and Clark Refuge, near the mouth of the Columbia River, provides wintering and resting areas for an estimated 1,000 tundra swans, 5,000 geese, and 30,000 ducks. Other species include shorebirds and bald eagles.

Lewis and Clark Refuge is administered from the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge office. To reach the office, exit Interstate 5 to Longview, Washington. Proceed west on Highway 4 to Cathlamet. Continue on Highway 4 about 1 mile past Cathlamet.

Turn left on Steamboat Slough Road. Refuge headquarters is about 0.25 miles to the right. The refuge itself is accessible only by boat. Boat launch facilities are located at various points in Washington and Oregon along the lower Columbia River, including Skamokawa in Washington and John Day Point and Aldrich Point in Oregon.

Some of the islands are visible from Highway 30, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, 5 miles east of Astoria. From Interstate 5, take the Longview, Washington, exit. Proceed about 1 mile across a bridge over the Columbia River to Rainer, Oregon. Take Highway 30 west toward Astoria.

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