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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2302
+1 360-753-9467
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Beautiful and Serene

I went with a friend who has knee problems and we went slowly. It is such a beautiful area, it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nybe
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Olympia, Washington
Love this place

This is my go to place when I need time to myself, I'll usually go on walks with just my dslr... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mayra G
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Located on the Nisqually River Delta in Southern Puget Sound, this refuge consists of three thousand acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and mixed forest habitats that provide a resting and nesting area for a wide variety of migratory birds.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“bird watching” (25 reviews)
“bald eagles” (26 reviews)
“high tide” (17 reviews)
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100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2302
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went with a friend who has knee problems and we went slowly. It is such a beautiful area, it feels like strolling. There weren't many people and we got to hang out with a friendly squirrel who sat on a bench and baby owls...More

Thank Nybe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my go to place when I need time to myself, I'll usually go on walks with just my dslr camera and take photos of all the beautiful nature this park has to offer. So many birds chirping! I've photographed frogs, snakes, birds, ducks...More

Thank Mayra G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice meandering walk through diverse environments. Little frogs the size of crickets, birds of all kinds, deer and interesting insects (dragonflies are awesome) were all part of my walk through this preserved and scenic marshland and forest. It was a relaxing and...More

1  Thank OrsonCorson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful reserve, which has a variety of vegetation and wildlife. There are also great views of Mt Rainier from the boardwalk over the wetlands, on a clear day. The cost is $3.00 for your family group (car), which you pay near the...More

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd driven past the freeway exit for this site many times and often said, maybe we should stop there. Finally we did - why did we wait so long? This is a beautiful nature refuge with flat walking trails. Even in hot August, it was...More

Thank Kayann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was raised in Thurston County and spent countless hours in the Nisqually Flats area in the late 50's through today. We used to fish, hunt, hike, boat... explore the flats at least once a week for fun. Over time I noticed places being placed...More

Thank F8919QHdennish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and helpful employees. Saw a lot of interesting creatures. Wil definitely go back. Great customer service.

Thank 480loriew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times at different times of the year and it's always beautiful. It's quiet, serene and an easy family friendly walk. What a plus it's wheel chair and stroller friendly so everyone can enjoy

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here at least 100 times in the last 30 years. This is a good place to go to if you live nearby or just passing through. Easy to get to off I-5 and you can walk on varied trails from 15 minutes...More

Thank LaLunaStella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place for easy walking, quiet, and views of marshes. Today midday we saw very little wildlife, only pigeons, a duck, frogs and toads, and a hawk. Perhaps there is a better time of day to come here?

Thank BeastiePV
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Aubrey S
4 June 2017|
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Response from Marcia A | Reviewed this property |
No bikes are allowed; board walk is an uneven surface, and it is narrow.
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dbjohnson0001
14 July 2016|
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Response from TravelPair1968 | Reviewed this property |
$3 for four adults, according to their website. Hours The Refuge trails are open everyday for wildlife viewing and nature photography from sunrise to sunset. Please note that all pets, including dogs, are not allowed at the... More
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dbjohnson0001
14 July 2016|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
The refuge lies on the left bank (west) of the Nisqually River at her mouth. That is about eleven miles east of Olympia at exit 114 of I-5. Hours are sunrise to sunset and the fee is $3, well worth the price. It's easy to... More
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