The ODFW Visitors' Guide
Jewell Meaows Wildlife Area Video | Grant's Getaways Video | Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area Management Plan (pdf)
Best time to visit: All year for bird and wildlife viewing. November - April for elk viewing. April - May for viewing forest wildflowers.
What to see and do
At the wildlife area: Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area is managed to provide winter habitat and supplemental feeding for Roosevelt elk. Open pastures border a state highway, offering excellent viewing of up to 200 elk during winter and spring. Other wildlife species also are abundant. The main meadow is a year-round refuge with no hunting or public access. The wildlife area has two paved parking areas, four viewing areas and interpretive signing.
Nearby: Hunting and fishing areas are available nearby.
From Portland, travel west on Hwy. 26 to the Jewell Junction, just west of Elderberry Inn. Turn north on Hwy. 103, which parallels the Nehalem River for nine miles to Jewell. At Jewell travel 1.5 miles west on Hwy. 202 to the refuge area on Fishhawk Creek. Parking areas are provided at strategic points to aid viewing. The Beneke Creek tract is north of Jewell on Beneke Creek Road.
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