South Puget Sound Wildlife Area South Puget Sound Unit
The 90-acre South Puget Sound Unit is located within the city limits of Lakewood in Pierce County. The tract was acquired in the 1920s and was the site of the former South Tacoma Game Farm and South Tacoma Hatchery. The game farm operation was discontinued in 1980s, but the hatchery still operates and is now the Lakewood Fish Hatchery.
The property is one of the last remnants of south Sound prairie ecosystem that once stretch across thousands of acres in the region. Although now surrounded by urban development, the property continues to support a variety of species that are adapted to open grassland habitats.
Hunting Opportunities The entire South Puget Sound Unit is a designated Safety Zone. It is unlawful to hunt at this Unit.
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions From I-5 Southbound: 1. Take Exit 129 toward SO 72 St / SO 84 St, go 0.2 miles. 2. Take the SO. 74 St West ramp, go 0.2 miles. 3. Turn Slight Right onto 74th St W, go 2.3 miles. 4. 74th St W becomes Custer Rd W, go 1.2 miles. 5. Turn Right onto 88th St SW, go 0.3 miles. 6. Stay Straight to go onto Steilacoom Blvd SW, go 0.2 miles. 7. Turn Right onto Phillips Rd SW, go 0.6 miles. 8. End at 7801 Phillips Rd SW, Lakewood, WA 98498-6345 From I-5 Northbound: 1. Take the Bridgeport Way exit, Exit 125, toward McChord A.F.B., go 0.2 miles. 2. Turn Left onto Bridgeport Way SW, go 2.3 miles. 3. Turn Left onto Steilacoom Blvd SW, go 0.7 miles. 4. Turn Left to stay on Steilacoom Blvd SW, go 0.2 miles. 5. Turn Right onto Phillips Rd SW, go 0.6 miles. 6. End at 7801 Phillips Rd SW, Lakewood, WA 98498-6345
Parking/Restroom Information Large Parking Area, no restroom facilities.
Other Information Closed during hours of darkness.