Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge
Six miles east of Astoria in the Burnside area is the Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary. To get there, drive seven miles east of town on U.S. 30 and turn left at Burnside. A viewing platform on the left 0.5 mile later overlooks the 35,000 acres of mudflats, tidal marshes, and islands (which Lewis and Clark called “Seal Islands”) of the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge.
Bald eagles live here year-round, and the area provides wintering and resting habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds. Beavers, raccoons, weasels, mink, muskrats, and river otters live on the islands; harbor seals and California sea lions feed in the rich estuary waters and use the sandbars and mudflats as haul-out sites at low tide.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel