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Address: Alturas, CA 96101
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good to see these wide open spaces

Located just south of Alturas, it's great to have easy access to a beautiful area. This area in the far Northeast corner of California is uncrowded with many far reaching vistas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 December 2016
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Ruch, Oregon
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Ruch, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Located just south of Alturas, it's great to have easy access to a beautiful area. This area in the far Northeast corner of California is uncrowded with many far reaching vistas. We've been back twice and will visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We visited in early February so there weren't a whole lot a birds, but the ones we saw made the excursion special. We thought the scenery and atmosphere was beautiful and peaceful. We drove the loop which was quite muddy but doable. We will definitely return to enjoy this lovely and important place in different seasons.

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

This time of year (autumn) the birds begin their journey in earnest and it is mind boggling to see it! Sure, there are lots of bugs to collect on your car's front bumper, but this is a photographer's paradise! And if you're a birder, I challenge you to spot all the kinds that are flying through!

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Winthrop, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Although there is suppose to be alot of snow there right now, its dry and cold. So there are several kinds of birds to view. We saw Canadian & Speckled geese, multiple types of duck, Sandhill Cranes, ground-dogs plus many I can't identify. Easy walking path plus a drive all the way around. Great signage and well worth the stop.

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Bonanza, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

It's 7,000 acres .... and they offer a "Free" tour that you drive in your own car. Lots of wildlife to see. Great for families with kids. A really nice, well taken care of Wildlife Refuge ... and "Free" to visit. Thank you M.N.W.R.

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Anderson, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Beautiful place Very peaceful and enjoyed the birds. The pond hike was very nice with the kids. Bathrooms needed attention

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

always natures at its best. It wasn't staffed when we were there, on a Sunday. Serene, quiet, just us and the ducks and geese.

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Lake City CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

A little piece of heaven in a very dry landscape. One a quick trip around one of the ponds we saw Sandhill Crane, Canada Geese, Pelicans and various other small waterfowl.

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El Dorado Hills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We drew X2 deer tags and took a scouting trip. We spent one night at the Rim Rock which was exceptional! We then moved over to Tulecity for the 2nd night. The motel there was clean and had a comfortable bed but they failed to note they do not have air conditioning. The daily temps were in the mid 90's... More 

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Oak Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

With nothing else to do, my 14-year-old daughter and I drove out to the NWR to see the sights. We got out of the car and circumnavigated one of the ponds. We saw hundreds of birds, and got dive-bombed by anxious stilts. Cranes hunted through fields in the distance. We really enjoyed it.

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