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Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Best Birding of Our Trip

After going to a couple of the nearby NWRs and not seeing much, Tulelake did not disappoint. Spent... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Richard R
Gainesville, Florida
Great Birding

This whole area of Northern CA and Southern OR is a hidden gem. So much to see and do in the area... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Boise, Idaho
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4009 Hill Rd, Tulelake, CA 96134-9758
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

After going to a couple of the nearby NWRs and not seeing much, Tulelake did not disappoint. Spent most of the day traveling the refuge. Lots of migrating waterfowl. If you are into bird watching this is the place for you.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This whole area of Northern CA and Southern OR is a hidden gem. So much to see and do in the area. Stop and spend some time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Boisenb
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We enjoyed visiting the refuge. It is a wonderful place to do birding. Saw many varieties of birds. There is lots of water, grasses, and open fields to see birds.....especially all species of water birds. We even saw a deer in the fields. A place...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We visit regularly to check out the new arrivals...and really enjoy the 2 auto routes available. The visitors center is a delightful stopover too. Usually there is a vast array of species to see, however, this time there were so very few that we wondered...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gypsy0ne
Reviewed 3 October 2017

There is lots of water and open fields to view several species of birds especially water birds. Great views of the volcanic mountains to the west. Friendly staff at the visitor center. Great spot for birders.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ernie W
Reviewed 17 September 2017

All of the Klamath Basin is amazing for the number and variety of birds, but this is The Place all the birds stop who pass through in the spring and fall. Snow geese can turn an entire field white as snow on a hot fall...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 2oldgeesers
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The drive around the lake was nice. We saw lots of ducks, grebes and pelicans, not to mention, butterflies. We took the auto tour and the dirt road got a little rough after awhile. However, it was worth seeing all the different birds. This is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JoleneMH
Reviewed 8 September 2017

An easy and beautiful way to see many bird species up close. There is plenty of parking, benches and it is free.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sassykanban
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

There is a visitor center on Hill Rd from CA 161. It is just North of Lava Beds National Monument. There are still ducks and geese on the water. I saw a deer on the side of the road. Winter is probably a much better...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank S8674RWsusanm
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There are some good hikes nearby, lots of history as it is close to the site of the last American Indian war, but the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge is really all about the amazing numbers and types of birds here. The center has some...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Loch J
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Rose K
10 September 2017|
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There are hundreds of species of birds at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The numbers are astounding. Grebes, Pelicans, Cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Ibises, Swans, Geese, Ducks, Osprey, Kites, Hawks... More