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Summer Lake Wildlife Area

A parking permit is required at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area. Permits can be purchased at ODFW License Agents (pdf), at ODFW offices that sell licenses and online.

Best time to visit: March - April for viewing migrating flocks of waterfowl including plumaged ducks, geese and swans. April - May for viewing migrant waterbirds and songbirds passing through the area.

What to see and do

Snow goose

Snow Geese at Summer Lake
- Photo by Dave Budeau-

At the wildlife area: This is one of the best places in Oregon to view migrating waterfowl and other shore and waterbirds. The area consists of a large marsh with associated uplands. An 8.3-mile tour route bisects the area. The route is closed during hunting seasons (early October through late January) to provide refuge areas for waterfowl. Viewing is not recommended during hunting seasons. Bird checklists and maps are available at the check station.

Nearby: Fort Rock State Natural Area, about 35 miles north, offers picnicking, wildlife viewing, rock formations and a hiking trail.

Directions

Address and Phone

Summer Lake Wildlife Area
53447 Hwy. 31
Summer Lake, OR 97640
(541) 943-3152

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