One of my favorite places on earth, the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, offers endless opportunities to view nature in all its glory. Getting there early is recommended. Sunrises can be quite spectacular. The gates open automatically just before sunrise.
The Refuge is open every day during daylight hours. Closing times for the automated gate are posted on the gate at the refuge entrance. No pedestrian access allowed after dark.
The Main Refuge Office regular business hours are 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and can be reached at 360-887-4106.
Cathlapotle Plankhouse Hours:
Weekends May 4th – October 13th, 2019: 12pm – 4pm.