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Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge is a 3,117-acre United States National Wildlife Refuge located in the arid and seasonally-cold desert of northeastern Oregon. The refuge consists of diverse wetland habitats surrounded by upland habitat of big sagebrush and native steppe grasses.

A riparian component of willow and cottonwood provides refuge for birds, mammals, and other animals. Located in Umatilla County near Hermiston, the refuge was established in 1909 as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds.

Management has broadened to include conservation and restoration of native habitat and species characteristic to this desert ecosystem. Refuge wetlands support large numbers of wintering waterfowl while adjacent riparian habitat supports an abundance of songbirds and healthy populations of western mule deer and desert elk. Refuge visitors have easy access to this popular refuge for hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching.


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Coordinates: 45°51′49″N 119°08′58″W / 45.86361°N 119.14944°W / 45.86361; -119.14944



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