This unit is located south of the Highway 2 trestle between the Snohomish River and Ebey Slough. It is 1,237 acres in size and consists of approximately 417 acres of forested swamp, and 820 acres of grassland that was purchased in 2008 for hunting, wetland and wildlife protection, and wildlife-related recreation. The forested portion was logged in the 1890s and reforested naturally into one of the few remaining Sitka spruce swamps in the Snohomish River estuary. The unit contains a mix of farm fields, fallow grass lands, and Baltic rush, and is divided by the forks of Deadwater Slough, which spans the unit's length, north to south. There is also a network of ponds, drainage ditches, and sinkholes throughout the unit. Outdoor activities include pheasant and waterfowl hunting, wildlife viewing, and walking along the Ebey Slough dike road. Much of the unit is closed for waterfowl nesting and rearing habitat during the non-hunting season. Public access is very limited. There are no established walking trails or footbridges on the unit.
Birds of Prey
How to Get
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions From the Highway 2 trestle follow the Home Acres Road exit. Follow the frontage road to Ebey Slough for the main parking lot under the trestle. Follow Home Acres Road west to a seasonal parking area at 51st Ave. SE and one near 43rd Ave. SE. There are no restroom facilities available.
Parking/Restroom Information There is no developed parking area or restroom facilities.
Other Information This Unit is closed during hours of darkness.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov