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Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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Franz Lake and associated wetlands provide wintering habitat for Canada geese, a variety of ducks, and up to 1000 tundra swans. Upland habitat supports raptors and big game. The refuge's 493 acres consist of large shallow floodplain (Franz Lake) and forested upland.

The refuge is located along Highway 14, 15 miles east of Washougal. The refuge is closed to public access, however, there is a vehicle turnout on Highway 14 to allow visitors to view the lake.P>

Location: 36062 Hwy 14, Stevenson Washington 98648 Telephone 509-427-5208

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(Hood River) Adventure Out
(Wilsonville) Animal Care Clinic
(Portland) Barbur Boulevard Veterinary Hospital
(Carson) Carson National Fish Hatchery
(Cascade Locks) Cascade Fish Hatchery


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Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
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