Johns River
Wildlife Area Location

Jim Gerchak
4686 Wishkah Road
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 533-5676
(360) 538-2975 fax

Wildlife Areas
Johns River Wildlife Area
Palix Unit
The Palix unit is 240 acres located five miles southwest of South Bend in Pacific County. The property is maintained for estuarine function and values, waterfowl hunting and fishing access.
Viewing Opportunities


  • Birds of Prey
  • Eagles
  • Marine Birds
  • Shorebirds
  • Songbirds
  • Wading Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    This area has no developed access point or facilities. It is best accessed by boat from the Palix River water access site. Directions to Palix River water access site. South from South Bend approx 15 mi on Hwy 101, after crossing the Palix River Bridge turn left into parking area
    Unique Features
    This area is mostly within the tide zone of the estuary. Often flooded at high tide it has a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Roosevelt elk, deer, and numerous birds and small mammals can be seen here. This area is popular for waterfowl hunting and elk hunting.
    Other Information
    No overnight camping or parking.
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    Green Dot Maps
    • Bird watching
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Wildlife viewing

    If you are Hunting or Fishing, remember to check all current regulations.

    Activities may include restrictions or require permits. Please see Public Conduct Rules for more information.