Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge


Day Hike - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Primarily a photography outing to see what birds we can and enjoy a northwest winter day.

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  • Sun, Jan 29, 2017
  • Seattle Photography Committee
  • Exploring Nature, Photography, Day Hiking
  • 20-30 Somethings, Families, Adults
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi


Participants from Seattle are will meet at the Star Lake Park & Ride at 7:15 am and we can separate into carpools. Anyone in Tacoma or south can meet us at the visitor center at the refuge at 8:00 am. Also, anyone driving will need to have an America The Beautiful pass.


The tide will be in as we head out on our hike giving us opportunities to look for water birds and to photograph the swamped delta. We can stay until afternoon when the tide is out to see the difference in birding opportunities. You don't need a fancy camera to come with us, just the desire for nature and good company. We will not be hiking quickly as we'll be looking for birds and setting up cameras - bring layers.


Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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