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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.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
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
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.
No overnight camping or parking.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov