Day Hike - Woodard Bay


Day Hike - Woodard Bay

Join us on the annual Family Bat Hike at Woodard Bay. Walk past the cormorant colonies and arrive at Bat headquarters with enough time to read about our bats and drink hot cocoa before the bats begin to emerge from their roosts. This hike is for families and ALL ADULTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH A CHILD.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft

Meet at the western trailhead to Woodard bay that is right on the bay to begin the walk up the road to the bat viewing location.  Meet at 7:30.

This is great for kids who can stay up long enough and who are about 4 years and up.  We will walk as a group up a wide, closed off road, use binoculars to view the huge cormorant colony, play around the beach and viewing points, and then sit on shore as the bats emerge about 9:06.  We will watch them til about 9:30 and then walk back in the dark.

This is a family hike. Adults without children may be allowed on the hike if they are not displacing a family.

Hot cocoa and special bat cookies provided for all.

There is an outhouse at the site.

Trip will be cancelled if significant rain is expected.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Discover Pass for car
  • Binoculars (you can borrow ours too!)
  • Bat capes (we have some!)
  • Warm layers
  • Head lamps or flashlights
  • Adults should all have a good daypack with family essentials including water, spare clothing, snacks, bug spray, and a family first aid kit.
  • Kids are encouraged to bring packs with spare clothing, flashlight/headlamp, and water.
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