This National Wildlife Refuge consists of a chain of wetland marshes adjacent to the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers.
This unique ecosystem is an important habitat to a variety of waterfowl and other bird species. This area is primarily protected as wildlife habitat, but is open to visitors who would like to hike, horseback ride, hunt and fish.
For hikers there is a 2-mile interpretive trail that loops around Burbank Slough. The first couple thousand feet of this trail are wheelchair accessible. Two other 4-mile trails are primarily used by horseback riders, but hikers can also travel on these routes.
In addition to these trails there are around 21 miles of access roads, which are open to public access for driving or walking. Depending on the year, some of these roads are closed, so be sure to check at the McNary Environmental Education Center for the latest.