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Nisqually Reach Nature Center

#11 of 56 things to do in Olympia Features Animals
4949 D Milluhr Dr NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2311
+1 360-459-0387
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A remarkable kayaking spot

I have been kayaking here regularly this summer -what a beautiful launching point. Going out at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lacey, Washington
via mobile
Beautiful and peaceful. Be sure to bring your camera and much bird life.

Very easy walking. You can walk a short distance or do the full distance which is flat and long... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Dee M M
Olympia, Washington
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4949 D Milluhr Dr NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been kayaking here regularly this summer -what a beautiful launching point. Going out at high tide always brings me up close with seals, both in the water and as they sun bathe on shore. Blue herons are everywhere. You truly have the feeling...More

Thank CMG3000
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very easy walking. You can walk a short distance or do the full distance which is flat and long. Suggest bring water as it is a long walk. Wheel Chair assessable. Do have benches for resting. Absolutely peaceful, lots of nature and the down side...More

Thank Dee M M
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The nature center is a great place to learn about Puget Sound life and to participate in citizen science. Lots of opportunities here

Thank Hal72
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Plenty of birdlife to see starting from swampy stream to river estuary. Seals abound and the board walk is one of the best we've come across

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Amazing place to walk around , and learn more about the wildlife. Take your camera ! This is a hidden place but just across from Nisqually wildlife park.

Thank oislndgrl
Reviewed 20 July 2016

First, this is not the same place as the NIsqually Wildlife Refuge! It's a little hard to find, but once you get there it's a pretty spot and at low tide you can see lots of wading birds. It consists of a building with displays...More

Thank siski
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Kayaking here is beautiful but try to time your trip to paddle in the same direction in the same direction as the tide. The current is very strong! There's a path for hiking that wanders through the reach with remarkable views of the sun, the...More

Thank msquare18
Reviewed 9 April 2016

At the mouth of McAllister Creek sits the Nisqually Reach Wildlife Center. This center is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 PM and is great place to take kids or just to visit on your own. The building served as a residence and...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The best public place to put down a scope for birding in Thurston County hands down. Great place for public boat launch as well,

1  Thank Chrash700
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This place has so much information about Puget Sound and great hands on teaching stations it is just wonderful. Great for kids and adults. Right on the water, you can even see whales! Really hard to find, got lost several times, but don't give up...More

1  Thank SharkLady34
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