Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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Day Hike - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Naturalist Hike. This is the first of a series of hikes with the Olympia Mountaineers to encourage hikers to slow down and enjoy the natural environment along the way. The hike scheduled for March will focus on birds and will be held at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Olympia. We will be joined by ornithologist Scott Mills who will lead the identification of local birds at the refuge. Enjoy a leisurely pace and learn about our local birds from one of the local Black Hills Audubon Society’s leading ornithologists.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is located 8 miles northeast of Olympia, Washington. 

From Interstate 5 southbound, take exit 114. Make a right at the traffic light, go under the freeway and make a right into the Refuge. Follow the entrance road to the two public parking lots.

From Interstate 5 northbound, take exit 114. Make a left at the stop sign, go under the freeway and make a right into the Refuge. Follow the entrance road to the two public parking lots.

 We will meet at the Visitor’s Center at the refuge at 11 a.m.  

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge


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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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