EE Wilson Wildlife Area

About the area

The E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area is located about 10 miles north of Corvallis near Adair Village. It is the former site of Camp Adair, a WWII era military base. Following the war, the US Government gave the land to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The area features a grid of paved and gravel roads (closed to vehicles), trails, and a variety of Willamette Valley habitat types, including ponds and marshy areas. The area is mostly flat and offers many miles of easy and pleasant bicycling. The area is bisected into northern and southern halves by Camp Adair Road. The northern section features a memorial to the soldiers who served at Camp Adair, a pheasant viewing area, and a fishing pond. Parking along Camp Adair Road requires a permit. A free parking area is described below. Public access is allowed between 4am and 10pm. For information call (541) 745-5334.

Free parking

Free parking can be found along Adair Frontage Road just north of Adair Village and entry to the wildlife area is located here.

EE Wilson Wildlife Area hunting schedule

According to state law all hunting is prohibited on EE Wilson from March 1 through July 31. According to the ODFW, hunting on the wildlife area is allowed starting in late August (concurrent with the general archery season opener) through the end of February (see schedule here). Hunting season dates follow the general ODFW big game and game bird regulations with the following exceptions: Pheasant hunting begins in late September and continues through October; and rabbit season is open from November 1 to the end of February. Here is the month-by-month schedule:






June &July