South Puget Sound
Wildlife Area Location

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

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South Puget Sound Wildlife Area
Big Beef Creek Unit

The Big Beef unit consists of multiple, non-contiguous parcels totaling 962 acres in the Big Beef Creek watershed in Kitsap County. The properties provide wetland and riparian preservation and salmon habitat protection.

Morgan Marsh is the largest parcel, encompassing 610 acres, and is located about 4 miles east of the Bremerton city limits. It contains riparian habitat, wetlands, open water, fields and second-growth evergreen forest.

Viewing Opportunities


  • Birds of Prey
  • Eagles
  • Songbirds
  • Upland Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    To Morgan Marsh from Bremerton, WA: 1: Start out going West on 6th ST toward Warren Ave/ WA-303, go 1.1 miles. 2. 6th ST becomes Kitsap Way/WA-310, go 1.6 miles. 3. Merge onto WA-3 N toward Silverdale / Hood Canal Bridge, go 4.9 miles. 4: Take the Newberry Hill Rd Exit, go 0.4 miles. 5. Turn Left onto NW Newberry Hill Rd, go 3.1 miles. 6: Turn Right onto Seabeck Hwy NW, go 5.0 miles. 7: Seabeck Hwy NW becomes NW Seabeck Holly Rd, go 5.0 miles. 8: Turn Slight left onto Hintzville Rd NW, go 0.9 miles. 9. Turn Left onto NW One Mile Rd, then immediately turn onto Lost Hwy W, go 1/2 Mile to Gate.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Small road pull off next to gate. No restroom facilities.
    Unique Features
    At Morgan Marsh there is a rough trail from gate to lake. Nice site for canoeing, kayaking or fishing.
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