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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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Great Place For a Stroll!

One of the longest boardwalks in the world, the easy trails stretch out into the marsh flats where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
noworries2000
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Federal Way, Washington
Nice, easy hike with beautiful views!

We took our four tween and teen grandchildren for an easy hike here as this park is pretty close to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackiebw1
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Olympia, Washington
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bald eagles” (26 reviews)
“bird watching” (18 reviews)
“high tide” (18 reviews)
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100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the longest boardwalks in the world, the easy trails stretch out into the marsh flats where you have the chance to see thousands of birds. When you are not on the boardwalk, the easy gravel paths will give you plenty of opportunities to...More

Thank noworries2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our four tween and teen grandchildren for an easy hike here as this park is pretty close to our home. I think the grandkids enjoyed the setting. The hikes are flat and vary in distance, so there is something there for everyone.

Thank Jackiebw1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gramma day with 2 Grammas and 8 year old & 9 year old. We all put our fitbits on and off we went. The weather was nice and we got to see lots of wild life. Beavers, turtles, squirrels & birds. We had a picnic...More

Thank Brenda V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for a day and debated about what to do. I took an Uber from the hotel, and spent hours there. I hadn’t planned on staying that long, but the scenery and wildlife was terrific. No eagles because I was too late...More

Thank 132mollyw
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Saw many birds, tree frogs and snakes. It was educational and also good exercise. There were several types of shore birds to be seen at low tide.

Thank Marilee H
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff. Good parking. Can't wait to go back and walk around and hopefully take my grandson.

Thank evasV75FK
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Nisqually is truly a treat, and a natural retreat in an otherwise congested and bustling metropolitan area.

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 October 2017

we lucked out with a sunny unseasonably warm day; saw lots of herons and other birds, tree frogs, a squirrel, and even seals sunbathing

Thank Bettina M
Reviewed 21 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 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
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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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