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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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Lovely place

I go hear regularly when the weather is decent to nice. Always check the tides because it’s much... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Megan L
Olympia, Washington
via mobile
Great Trails For those who enjoying walking and Wildlife

Easy to get to right off Interstate 5, Great Parking and a mere three dollars park fee. The best... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kabul, Afghanistan
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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%
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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
+1 360-753-9467
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I go hear regularly when the weather is decent to nice. Always check the tides because it’s much more fun along the boardwalk when there is water. Great place for deer, ducks, hawks, eagles, seals....I’ve even seen a large coyote. I highly recommend bringing binoculars...More

Thank Megan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to right off Interstate 5, Great Parking and a mere three dollars park fee. The best part is the trails and boardwalk around the park and seeing the different sites and wildlife. No Dogs, Bikes or Jogging but very easy to walk,...More

Thank DonnieB15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have drove by here so many times and never stopped. Finally thanksgiving day we did. A mere $3 is all you pay to park. It was great. So pretty. Boardwalks go everywhere. We saw lots of birds and heard frogs. After two hours we...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 28 October 2017 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 12 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 3 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 3 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank David K
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Aubrey S
5 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.
15 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
15 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