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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 56 things to do in Olympia Features Animals
100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2302
+1 360-753-9467
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If you enjoy bird watching, don't miss this refuge! I t is in the Nisqually Delta near Olympia... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Olympia, Washington
Great walking trails

I went walking with a walking group last summer, and you can go at your own pace and decide how... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maryann W
Olympia, Wa
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100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2302
+1 360-753-9467
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you enjoy bird watching, don't miss this refuge! I t is in the Nisqually Delta near Olympia, WA.. With easy walking trails, this delta is salt water, with changing views and experiences, depending on tide, weather and seasonal conditions.

Thank Greyseagirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went walking with a walking group last summer, and you can go at your own pace and decide how long of a walk to take, and it's very scenic.

Thank Maryann W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful peaceful unspoiled estuary populated by small animals and several verities of native birds. Stunning views in late afternoon sun.

Thank Gordon F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Now is a great time of the year to visit this Wildlife Refuge. Trees are in full bloom and there are shades of green everywhere. Geese, ducks and other birds have their young in full display. Eagles, shorebirds. various waterfowl, and birds are abundant, and...More

Thank Marcia A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Saw native plants and deer. Good marked trails and a great experience. Was a very pleasant visit. Would recommend to anyway interested in nature.

Thank Wagmorebarkless2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge - great place to hike and/or walk, although you go out about 2.5 miles and come back in the exact same way.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely stunning! Nature at its finest! The museum was very well done and full of very good educational information! We weren't rushed, the day happened to be very sunny and beautiful and was a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. It would...More

1  Thank westcoastgirl76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us women, amateur naturalists, visited the refuge and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The visitor center has good information, a large parking lot, a gift shop and restrooms. The wooden boardwalks are well maintained. We saw lots of water birds and meandered our way...More

2  Thank goosieloosie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place you can come ANY time of year, rain, sun, snow, cold, etc. Nice weather is best of course. But pretty all year round. Great place to see nature and walk around and see lots of old trees and land!

Thank Cody M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is a nice area to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise by walking. If you walk all the way out to the end of the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail you will have gone 2.1 miles one way. The trail is...More

Thank Swabado
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What are the hours, where are you located and what is the cost?
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
Where are you located? What is the cost and what are your hours?
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
Does it cost anything
26 June 2016|
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Response from Lorraine H | Reviewed this property |
As far as i remember it is a token you give for any upkeep they do, and to preserve the area. There are envelopes, and a drop box. Enjoy!