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
Willapa Wetlands (Potter's Slough) Unit
The Willapa Wetlands Unit is 580 acres and is located two miles west of South Bend. It is adjacent to the Willapa River in Pacific County. The unit is managed for restored estuary function.
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From South Bend drive Hwy 101 south 1.2 miles to parking area located on right side of Hwy.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Developed parking area. No Restrooms.
    Unique Features
    This area has an estuary and wetlands restoration project in progress. Site is popular with water fowlers and birders. In early morning and late evening this is an excellent location for Roosevelt elk viewing.
    Other Information
    No overnight camping or parking.
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
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    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    No activities currently listed for this Unit.

    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.