Crab Creek Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Hartline, Washington 99135

Crab Creek Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Crab Creek (Columbia National Wildlife Refuge) Professional Review and Guide

"The Columbia National Wildlife Refuge is a land of imposing basaltic coulees within the heart of the Columbia Plateau. Despite receiving less than 8 inches of rain a year, the refuge is littered with lakes and marshes thanks to seepage from surrounding reclamation and irrigation projects. Its canyons, lakes, wetlands, and sagebrush-steppe environment provide important habitat for a wide array of species. Located along the Pacific Flyway, the refuge is a stop-over and wintering ground for many migratory birds, including thousands of lesser sandhill cranes. Visit in fall and spring for the best bird-watching. Most of the refuge is within the Drumheller Channels, a national natural landmark within the Channeled Scablands, which were formed by ancient cataclysmic floods. Both nature and humans have left a large imprint here, benefiting scores of avian residents."

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Trail Information

Hartline
Nearby City
2.6
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
Year-round
Season

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Oct 2018