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Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE HEADQUARTERS
MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE HEADQUARTERS
Malheur Refuge is located in the southeastern corner of Oregon in a geographic region known as the Northern Great Basin. The refuge is shaped like a lopsided "T" and spans an area 40 miles long and 39 miles wide. Over 187,000 acres of habitat which includes wetlands, riparian areas, meadows, and uplands are managed by the refuge.

Refuge Headquarters is located on the south side of Malheur Lake and is about 32 miles southeast of Burns, Oregon. The refuge and museum are open daily from dawn until dusk. The Visitors Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 4:00 and on Friday from 8:00 to 3:00.The Visitors Center is closed on weekends and holidays.
Fishing
Fishing:

Two areas are open for fishing on the Refuge:

Krumbo Reservoir located approximately 1/2 way down the Blitzen Valley. The reservoir opens on the fourth Saturday in April and remains open until the end of October. Motorless boats and boats with electric motors are permitted on the reservoir during the fishing season. The reservoir is open from dawn until dusk. An automatic locking gate on the entrance road opens at dawn and closes at dusk.

Overnight parking, camping and fires are not allowed on the refuge.

The South Fishing Loop at the south end of the Blitzen Valley is open year round to fishing. This area includes the Blitzen River 200 feet below Page Dam to the confluence of the river and Bridge Creek; the East Canal 200 feet below Page Dam to Bridge Creek; and Bridge and Mud Creeks. The East Canal is closed to all vehicular traffic; walkers and bicyclists are welcome. The State of Oregon has imposed Special Trout Regulations in this area.

Fishing is not allowed within 200 feet, upstream or downstream, of fish passage ways (dams, fish ladders, in-line water control structures, etc.).

Overnight parking, camping and fires are not allowed on the refuge.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 2 Beautiful spot to see stuffed birds
Beldings squirrels all over the lawn, several interesting birds and waterfowl to spot around the area. Interesting old buildings constructed of local pink stone. Museum has the old(!) stuffed birds.


USA Parks
USA Parks
Oregon
Oregon
Central & Eastern Region
Central & Eastern Region
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters