|Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge|
The lower Columbia River floodplain, with its mild, rainy winters and agricultural production, is a magnet for may thousands of wintering waterfowl on the Pacific Flyway. Ridgefield Refuge is a diverse community of sloughs, shallow ponds, and riparian woodlands. All seven subspecies of Canada g...
|Description: This former fire lookout offers panoramic views of the east slope of the Cascades. Spruce forest, subalpine meadows, and wooded draws dominated by aspen and alder are home to mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, blue grouse, and a variety of songbirds. Mountain goats caper on the rocky ridge below the lookout. Red-tailed hawks, goshawks, and golden eagles are seen from the Timberwolf vantage or along roads.|
Wildlife to Watch: High probability of seeing mountain goats year-round; in summer and fall, look along the road leading to Timberwolf. Mule deer, elk, and forest birds are common on Forest Service Road 1500 and Timberwolf Mountain spur road.
Special Tips: Mountain usually snowed in late October through June.
Ownership: U.S.D.A. Forest Service
Size: 50 acres
Closest Town: Naches
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: