North Olympic
Wildlife Area Location

Darric Lowery
PO Box 609
Rochester, WA 98579
(360) 273-5126

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North Olympic Wildlife Area
Tarboo Unit
The Tarboo unit lies 4.5 miles northeast of Quilcene at the top of Tarboo Bay. It was acquired to protect high quality stream and riparian habitat for salmon and wildlife and to protect the Tarboo-Dabob Bay’s water quality. It includes both conifer and deciduous forests and supports protected species such as bald eagle, northern spotted owl and marbled murrelet.
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    This area is located at the mouth of Tarboo creek. There is no established parking area or facilities. Use the online mapping feature available on the WDFW web site to locate.
    Unique Features
    For the adventurer this location offers access to mature forest, riparian habitat, and Tarboo bay. Birding should be excellent here on incoming tides.
    Other Information
    No overnight camping or parking.
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    Green Dot Maps
    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.