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Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge

Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Yakima County, Washington, United States
Nearest city Sunnyside, Washington

46°16′59″N 120°07′04″W / 46.28318°N 120.11782°W / 46.28318; -120.11782Coordinates: 46°16′59″N 120°07′04″W / 46.28318°N 120.11782°W / 46.28318; -120.11782[1]

Area 1,978 acres (8.00 km2)
Established 1964
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Official website

Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge is located in the agriculturally intensive Yakima Valley of eastern Washington state. Using the waters of Toppenish and Snake Creeks and supplemented with summer irrigation, managers are able to provide a mosaic of refuge wetlands interspersed with lush riparian and native upland habitats.

Wetland habitats rich with food attract thousands of wintering waterfowl, and during the summer, provide breeding grounds for an array of wetland-dependent birds, mammals, and plants. Winding its way through the refuge, Toppenish Creek serves an important role as one of the last remaining streams where Columbia River steelhead, one of America's endangered species, still reproduce in good numbers.

Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge is a place where people observe spectacular concentrations of waterfowl or participate in wildlife-dependent recreation such as hunting, wildlife photography or environmental education programs.


  • Refuge profile
  • Refuge website

External links

  • Take a walk in the Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge

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