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Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Oregon Silver Spot butterfly Restoration

Small rare butterfly that must have a very specific plant to survive. Also wintering habitat for... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
ChrisLamb
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beautiful hike

We went first thing in the morning and even though it was labor day weekend there was practically... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
richallen97225
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A new nature trail at Nestucca Bay NWR is now open to visitors from sunrise to sunset. The 2.2-mile Two Rivers Nature Trail offers hikers several loop trail options. The trail surface is a combination of gravel or natural soils and is rated as...more
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7000 Christensen Road, Off U.S. Hwy 101, 6 miles south of Pacific City, Pacific City, OR 97112
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small rare butterfly that must have a very specific plant to survive. Also wintering habitat for several races of both Canada and Cackling Geese. Beautiful spot well worth a visit on a sunny day. Good trails and good for kids. Good stop for birders when...More

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OCNWRC, Manager at Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Chris! We are glad you enjoyed the trails and birds.

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We went first thing in the morning and even though it was labor day weekend there was practically no one there. We parked at the bottom lot to get some extra walking in, but the upper lot can accommodate 6 or 8 cars. Unfortunately we...More

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OCNWRC, Manager at Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice review. We hope you'll return again and this time will see wildlife. This past week Black-tailed deer, a black bear and many geese were seen by other visitors.

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We didn’t see any wildlife during our one hour visit. It was a nice walk, but saw more deer at the beach.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

At the top of the trail there is extensive coastal prairie restoration hoping to provide habitat for a native butterfly. The wildflowers were beautiful and the views were stunning and the thrushes were singing.. what more could a hiker want? except I read that there...More

2  Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We had the misfortune of visiting on the day of the eclipse, shortly after totality, when the fog was still obscuring the sun and surroundings. We drove to the upper parking lot and walked the universally accessible path to the overlook. We met a group...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty vistas on a wandering narrow road to an overlook of diked grasslands and grazing beefstock. The placards are an interesting read about the different subspecies of Canadian geese that feed here ( none during our visit), and the collaboration between local farmers and the...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2016

I'm glad most kayakers haven't discovered this great location (Oops, I may be blowing it here). The bay is sheltered, beautiful, diverse, and easily accessible. I'd call it "World Class", but then I haven't kayaked the whole world (yet).

5  Thank RichVW
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice spot. Great views of the coast. Highly recommend! The only disappointment was the lack of armed occupiers. I thought that all refuges in Oregon had occupiers... Seriously though it's worth the stop!

2  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful. Look out overlooking green pastures where tons of birds are. Make sure to bring your binoculars. When ur done at the viewing station go to the board then drive up the hill and walk the trail to the observation deck. Its...More

2  Thank Amandams88
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We picked a good day to paddle, and even if we were a bit off on our tide timing, we still had fun. Harbor seals were beached at several locations,we saw gull, Herons, Murelttes, Terns and fish everywhere we looked. It was an enjoyable couple...More

1  Thank wdlander
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There are no quad rentals at the Wildlife Refuge.
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