In June of 2009, the 2.25 mile Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail opened to the public. Just one of three art trails in the Refuge System, this trail provides a unique experience to see interpretive art elements along the trail. Along the way, enjoy the wildlife of riparian woodlands, fields, wetlands, creeks, and lakes. Please note that dogs, bikes, running, and horses are not allowed on the trail to minimize disturbance to wildlife.


This flat graveled ADA accessible path connects with the Columbia River Dike Trail along the southern boundary of the Refuge. The Dike Trail travels 3.5 miles from Steamboat Landing to the west, to the eastern boundary of the Refuge parallel to the Columbia River.


The north-eastern spur of the art trail is closed from October 1st through April 30th to protect wintering waterfowl. The southern (western) portion is open year-round for your enjoyment. Check the front page of our site for current Refuge hours which are dawn to dusk every day of the year.


Visit our partners, Access Recreation, for a very thorough review about the Refuge and its accessibility or watch their video below.


Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge from Access Recreation on Vimeo.

In June of 2009, the 2.25 mile Gibbons Creek Wildlife Art Trail opened to the public. Just one of three art trails in the Refuge System, this trail provides a unique experience to see interpretive art elements along the trail. Along the way, enjoy the wildlife of riparian woodlands, fields, wetlands, creeks, and lakes.  Please note that dogs, bikes, running, and horses are not allowed on the trail to minimize disturbance to wildlife.

This flat graveled ADA accessible path connects with the Columbia River Dike Trail along the southern boundary of the Refuge. The Dike Trail travels 3.5 miles from Steamboat Landing to the west, to the eastern boundary of the Refuge parallel to the Columbia River. 

The north-eastern spur of the art trail is closed from October 1st through April 30th to protect wintering waterfowl. The southern (western) portion is open year-round for your enjoyment. Check the front page of our site for current Refuge hours which are dawn to dusk every day of the year. 

Visit our partners, Access Recreation, for a very thorough review about the Refuge and its accessibility or watch their video below.


Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge from Access Recreation on Vimeo.