Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is over 15,000 acres of tidelands, temperate rainforest, ocean beaches, and small streams. It also includes several rare remnants of old growth coastal cedar forest. Preserving habitat for spawning wild salmon, hundreds of thousands of migrating shorebirds, and threatened species such as the western snowy plover and marbled murrelet, the Refuge is a great place to see what the Pacific Northwest looked like over 100 years ago.
Planning your visit
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge consists of several units in southwest Washington state around south Willapa Bay and at the tip of Long Beach Peninsula. The Refuge Headquarters and Riekkola unit are located at the southern end of Willapa Bay. Leadbetter Point is at the very northern end of the Long Beach Peninsula, and Long Island is in Willapa Bay. Tarlatt Slough is south of 95th Street, just off Sandridge Road, on the Long Beach Peninsula. Teal Slough is located on Highway 101, just north of the old Refuge headquarters.
REMINDER: No dogs are permitted at any unit of the Refuge, including trails and parking lots. For the protection of wildlife and the enjoyment of other visitors, please leave your pets at home. During waterfowl hunting season, dogs may be used to retrieve downed birds while hunting waterfowl to prevent waste.
The Refuge Headquarters is located at 7112 67th Place, Long Beach WA
From Highway 101, proceed north at the intersection of Sandridge Road. Turn right (east) onto 67th Place and proceed to end of the road. Proceed through the Refuge gate, the road will curve to the right. At the top of the hill, turn left into the parking area.