South Puget Sound
Wildlife Area Location

Shane Belson
PO Box 609
Rochester, WA 98579
(360) 273-5126

Wildlife Areas
South Puget Sound Wildlife Area
Union River Unit
The 420-acre Union River unit is located at the end of Hood Canal near Belfair in Mason County. It provides estuary protection on the Union River Delta and habitat for salmon and waterfowl. Much of the land surrounding this parcel is protected by other conservation organizations, including the Thelar Wetlands.

Hunting Opportunities

Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    The Union River property sits adjacent to the Theler Wetlands Nature Center, 22871 NE State Route 3, Belfair, WA 98528. It can also be accessed by boat from the Boat Launch off Hwy 300. To the Boat Launch From Belfair, WA: 1: Start out going North on Old Belfair Hwy toward NE Clifton Ln, go 0.2 miles. 2. Turn Left onto State Hwy WA-300, go 0.7 miles. 3: End at Boat Ramp on Left side of road.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Small Parking Area and Hand Launch Boat Ramp. No restroom facilities.
    Unique Features
    Four Duck Blinds face out into Hood Canal. Good waterfowl hunting.
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    • Bird watching
    • Boating
    • 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.