19255 Southwest Pacific Highway
Sherwood, OR 97140
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is located at the northern end of the Willamette Valley near Sherwood, Oregon. The concept of creating the refuge originated from local citizens, cities, and governments, and so, it enjoys strong popular support, stemming from a desire to preserve green space where future generations can take part in outdoor recreation and education. Habitats include remnant and restored communities along rivers and streams, emergent, shrub, and forested wetlands, riparian forests, oak and pine meadows and grasslands, and mixed deciduous/coniferous forests common to western Oregon prior to settlement. These habitats are known primarily for their importance to salmon and steelhead, wintering Canada goose, pintail and mallard ducks, and for providing breeding habitat for songbirds.
Map + Directions
Tualatin River Refuge is located approximately 22 miles southwest of downtown Portland between Sherwood and King City, just off Highway 99 West. You may travel to headquarters from either Interstate 5 or State Highway 217 by taking exit 291 toward Carman Drive / King City. Take a right at Upper Boones Ferry Road and follow it through a left turn. Turn right at Durham Road, drive for two miles, and take a left at Southwest Pacific Highway. Drive about two and a half more miles and you'll be at the site's brand new visitor center. This is also the only point in the refuge where public access is allowed.