Day Hike - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge


Day Hike - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Photograph wildlife while walking the trails at the refuge.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Pace: Frequent stops for taking photographs.

All levels of photographers welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center 2:30. We walk and shoot until 5:45. These times will give us a variety of lighting (sunset that day is at 5:45), and an incoming tide. If you are driving you will need cash to pay the small visitor fee of $3 per four people.

Photographers at any skill level are welcome. 


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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