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Johns River
Wildlife Area Location

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

 
For more information on
Wildlife Areas, please contact
the WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515
E-mail: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

 

Parking Information
A Discover Pass or
Vehicle Access Pass
is REQUIRED
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

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

  • Birds of Prey
  • Eagles
  • Marine Brids
  • 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.
     
    The Discover Pass - Your ticket to Washington's great outdoors
    A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass is required on all WDFW lands.
    Learn more at
    DiscoverPass.wa.gov
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Johns River Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
       MAPPING
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
       OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
    • 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.