Beggars-Tick is one of the most pristine wetlands in the Portland metro area. Because of its limited access during the winter, and the dense woody vegetation which buffers it in many places from excessive human interference, the refuge harbors a diversity of native, relatively undisturbed plant communities, which in turn support varied wildlfie.
The refuge can be accessed year round, though may be limited in the winter by water. Paths are unpaved.
One viewing area is on the west side of SE 111th Avenue, one quarter mile north of SE Foster Road. The other access includes a short loop trail, beginning at the junction of SE 111th and the Springwater Corridor.