Public Access

 

Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area is managed by ODFW for the benefit of wildlife; public use is a secondary goal. For that reason, access management is a little complicated and changes seasonally. For the most up to date regulations, please consult the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) pertaining to all wildlife areas and Ladd Marsh specifically http://www.dfw.state.or.us/OARs/08.pdf. Parking permits are required for parking on Ladd Marsh and a free daily access permit is required for each visit. For information, call the Ladd Marsh headquarters: 541-963-4954. The table below summarizes periods when portions of the area are open to public access

OPEN DATES

ACCESS TYPE
AFFECTED AREA
SIZE IN ACRES
Year-around
Viewing
West Marsh Viewpoint

10

Angling
Peach Road Fishing Pond
10
Hiking, Viewing Nature Trail
10
None – Closed to entry
Closed to public entry except to retrieve legally taken game
West Marsh Refuge
526
Closed to public entry except to retrieve legally taken game
Hot Lake Refuge
294
None – All entry prohibited
Access prohibited at all times
City ponds – east of Highway 203
100
Access prohibited at all times
Hill and Peebler ponds W. & NW of HQ
60
March 1 – July 31
Auto Route
Tule Lake Public Access
N/A
Hiking, Viewing
Tule Lake Public Access Area
400
April 1 – January 31
Foot and Horse only
Glass Hill Unit
1,000
Sat., Sun., Wed. & Federal Holidays August 1 through January 31
Hunting (authorized seasons and equipment only) Viewing,
Hiking
Areas east and north of Foothill Rd., except reguges
4,100

Also see our Angling, Hunting and Wildlife Viewing pages for related information.