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William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 26208 Finley Refuge Rd, Corvallis, OR 97333-9533
Phone Number: +1 503-588-2701
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Great wildlife viewing eve nin the summer.

The Jomer Campbell trail is wheelchair accessible and leads to a beautiful pavilion overlooking the lake where we saw a flock of white pelicans

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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Calgary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We got here around noon. The start of the hike was hard to find as our Garmin GPS took us to the center of the park. The park store is open Friday - Sunday only. The hike was very nice. We did the Mill hill loop hike. It was nice and shaded and we were the only ones on the... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Jomer Campbell trail is wheelchair accessible and leads to a beautiful pavilion overlooking the lake where we saw a flock of white pelicans

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Albany, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The structures are a bit aged, but the area and wildlife are great. Handicapped access is quite good with fishing. Also quite near is an archery range.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Finley is a beautiful wildlife refuge year round. My favorite time to go is in the winter when all the ducks, swans, and Canada geese are there. In the spring it's covered in flowers. In the summer, the wetlands are low and it's easy to see frogs. There are lots of different trails and viewing areas throughout the refuge, so... More 

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Thank Marge387
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Finley wildlife refuge is internationally famous for birding. It also provides wildlife viewing (Elk, Fox, coyotes, etc), walking paths, hiking trails and a small gift shop. Come out and enjoy something different every season!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

If you pick your days well and the season you can see the most amazing array of birds. Early morning is greatt! I took my mobile Tascam and some field micd as early as they allow to get the excited energy of the "dawn chorus". Its great for walking solo to enjoy the xide expanse of grassy preserve.

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Philomath, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This place is excellent to escape the business of daily lives. You can find a new hike every time you go. It's private due to the fact that you can't bring pets or jog there. This keeps many people from heading out, but it's PERFECT for a family with kids, couples, or strolling alone to blow off some steam.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

About 20 min South of Corvallis off Rt 99W .....Quiet Lane with Vista points for binoculars or camera.... Turtle Flats is 3 min walk to water edge... So quietly and slowly so as not to scare ducks away. Beautiful natural wood sculptures where wildlife rest. Back to your car and head on to Homer Campbell Memorial Board walk... Just amazing... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

There is more wildlife packed into this small area than most people know. You MUST have binoculars, and a spotting scope is nice. The areas are large, and the viewing may be distant. Elk and Bobcat are common. Early morning and late afternoon are good for these animals. Most things are happening in the early morning, try to arrive at... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

'Finley' is a great place to view overwintering wildfowl in the Willamette valley. The majority of the park is actually closed late fall to early spring but McFadden Marsh offers excellent viewing for the many wildfowl species overwintering. Other trails are open with Woodpecker Loop (and other trails) being accessible throughout the year. Summer months allow for greater penetration into... More 

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