The 452-acre Union River Unit, located in Mason County at the inland terminus of Hood Canal, is part of a larger complex of conservation and recreation lands that encompass Lynch Cove, the mouth of the Union River, and surrounding forested shorelines. The site is managed for multiple uses, including passive recreation, nature study, hunting, and habitat restoration. Local habitat and recreation management partners include the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group (The Salmon Center) and the North Mason School District (Theler Community Center).
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions The main vehicle entrance to the Union River Unit is shared with The Salmon Center at 600 NE Roessel Road in Belfair. The site can also be accessed by foot via the Theler Community Center trail system.
Parking/Restroom Information The designated parking area and restroom are indicated on the informational kiosk.
Other Information The site is open during daylight hours only.
Access Site #2
Driving Directions A small parking area with hand boat launch is located on SR 300 about 0.7 mile southwest of Belfair.
Parking/Restroom Information Turn south into the parking area just east of NE Sand Hill Rd. No restroom is available at this site.
Other Information Water access for WDFW-designated hunting blinds (Special Area Restriction, WAC 232-16-750).
Interpretive trail, bird watching, waterfowl hunting, and estuary restoration.