Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Wapato Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Land Is A Community Of Life
Historically, seasonal flood waters from the Tualatin River created Wapato Lake. Rich peat soils found in the lakebed supported wetland habitats that were surrounded by hardwood forests on the adjacent floodplains. These plant communities supported diverse wildlife communities that included migrating and wintering waterfowl, raptors, migratory songbirds, fish, amphibians and reptiles.

Wapato Lake Bed


, OR 97119


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