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South Puget Sound
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Kyle Guzlas
Manager
48 Devonshire Rd.
Montesano, WA 98563
(360) 249-4628 ext. 230

 
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 

South Puget Sound Wildlife Area
Nisqually Unit
The Nisqually unit consists of multiple parcels totaling 648 acres about nine miles northeast of Olympia in Thurston County near the confluence of the Nisqually River and Puget Sound and adjacent to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. The property was purchased for outdoor recreation, including public hunting and fishing, sightseeing, photography, nature study and boating. Habitat types include tidal flats, estuary, riparian, open fields and forest. Habitat suitable for waterfowl, raptors and migratory birds dominates the landscape.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

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

  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Southbound I-5: 1. Take Exit 114 onto Martin Way SE, go 0.8 miles. 2: Turn Right onto Meridian Rd NE. Pass through 1 roundabout, go 2.2 miles. 3. Turn Right onto 46th Ave NE, go 0.2 miles. 4. Turn Left onto D Milluhr Dr NE, go 0.4 miles. 5. End at the Nisqually Reach Nature Center, 4949 D Milluhr Dr NE Olympia, WA 98516 6. Use Boatlaunch, go East-SouthEast. From Nouthbound I-5: 1. Take Exit 111, turn right onto Marvin Rd NE, go 0.5 miles. 2. Turn Left onto Martin Way E, go 1 mile. 2: Turn Left onto Meridian Rd NE. Pass through 1 roundabout, go 2.2 miles. 3. Turn Right onto 46th Ave NE, go 0.2 miles. 4. Turn Left onto D Milluhr Dr NE, go 0.4 miles. 5. End at the Nisqually Reach Nature Center, 4949 D Milluhr Dr NE Olympia, WA 98516 6. Use Boatlaunch, go East-SouthEast.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Parking Area and restroom facilities at Nature Center. Boat launch.
    Unique Features
    Nature Center, Boat launch, Viewing Dock.
     
       OTHER INFORMATION
    South Puget Sound 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
    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.