Connecting Power of Community with Passion for Nature

Connecting Power of Community with Passion for Nature

The Gorge Refuge Stewards is a group of dedicated volunteers working to preserve, protect, and restore the native habitat on three National Wildlife Refuges on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge: Steigerwald Lake, Franz Lake and Pierce.

On the Refuge

Hours for Steigerwald Lake NWR Gate

As of 10/15/2018 the automatic gate at the Steigerwald Lake NWR parking lot will open at 7:00 AM and close at 6:30 PM. As of October 1st, the seasonal trail has been closed for the Winter.  It will re-open May 1st.


From Our Volunteer Coordinator


Upcoming Events

Recent Sightings at Steigerwald Lake

  • Tundra Swan

    16 Nov 2018 by Glenn Laubaugh

  • Mallard

    16 Nov 2018 by Glenn Laubaugh

  • Ring-necked Duck

    16 Nov 2018 by Glenn Laubaugh

  • Bufflehead

    16 Nov 2018 by Glenn Laubaugh

  • Ring-necked Pheasant

    16 Nov 2018 by Glenn Laubaugh

  • Pied-billed Grebe

    16 Nov 2018 by Glenn Laubaugh

  • American Coot

    16 Nov 2018 by Glenn Laubaugh

  • Great Blue Heron

    16 Nov 2018 by Glenn Laubaugh

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