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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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100 Brown Farm Rd NE Olympia, WA 98516
100 Brown Farm Road NortheastUSWashingtonOlympia98516
(360) 753-9467fws.gov
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762-acre protected estuary with trails, an education center, & bird- & whale-watching opportunities.- Google
"Fantastic experience with stunning view along the trail."
"...to access an amazing wildlife sanctuary..."
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Christopher D Elliott
in the last week
I been coming here to photograph and get my nature fix for years now, and I never get tired of it. The refuge is located conveniently between Tacoma and Olympia and makes for a nice escape from the city life. $3 to park and enjoy this place is hardly enough to complain about. On the weekends it can get a little crowded, so come early.
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Brecken Ridge
9 months ago
For $3 self-paid fee, you get to access an amazing wildlife sanctuary with lots of birds and amphibians, a ~2.5-mile boardwalk, and cool fresh air. It's a place where you get to take your busy schedule down a few notches and just enjoy Mama's Nature. Thanks for keeping this place clean and unspoiled.
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JandA
2 weeks ago
Long relaxing walks with fantastic bird and wildlife viewing
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Jim Hickman
a year ago
It was a cold cloudless day with a daytime high temperature of about 30 degrees. The fall leaves had mostly fallen and the wooden bridge-ways were covered in frost. The Refuge was active as the migration was well underway. I photographed Mallard, Widgeon, Snow and Canadian geese, an American Bittern and finally a Blue Heron. It is hard to imagine a better place to come and spend a morning or afternoon exploring all that the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge has to offer, especially in the light of the meager $3.00 price of admission!
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scott wagemann
2 months ago
A very beautiful place with secluded boardwalks and lots of animals including river otters, long-tailed weasels, and even the elusive mink. Parking can be a trick at times.
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Fowzer Junaideen
6 months ago
It's a beautiful place to visit. We did not see any wildlife on the day we went. Trails are mainly boardwalks. Along the way we plucked wild berries and they were really good to eat. We came across two barns. Trails are not long.
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Eric Zhang
8 months ago
Fantastic experience with stunning view along the trail. We saw a small snake, hundreds of all kinds of birds, crabs, several herons, and a family of cute beavers. Definitely gonna go back again, probably different season.
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Jerad Shealey
6 months ago
No dogs allowed but still a beautiful, easy hike with honey buckets available on the trail.