Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wildlife Refuge

Visit this wildlife refuge at the toe of Hood Canal near Belfair. It is shoreline along estuary at Lynch Cove and Union River that is managed by the Great Peninsula Conservancy.

Getting There

Drive SR-3 to Belfair and then follow SR-300 to the wildlife refuge. Park and enter the wildlife refuge just behind Pat's Little Red Barn Restaurant at 2091 SR-300.

About the Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy a panoramic view of more than five miles of conserved shoreline at the toe of Hood Canal. It is a bird watchers' paradise with a wide variety of birds from bald eagles to herons, and green-winged teal to kingfishers. Look for traces of tide channels and the tracks of shorebirds, deer, and coyotes along the shoreline. There are signs that will lead you on a wildlife scavenger hunt!

Cattle once grazed here to feed the early twentieth century logging industry, and more recently, families gathered here to swim and play on land created by diking and filling salt marsh. Restoration at Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wildlife Refuge protects the Union River estuary and provides vital habitat to threatened Hood Canal summer chum, Puget Sound Chinook, and winter steelhead. This restoration project completes a much larger, three-decade-long effort by state agencies, local conservation groups and Mason County schools that has now conserved over 650 acres and 5.5 miles of shoreline at the toe of Hood Canal.

  • Length: 0.5 mi
  • Land Manager: Great Peninsula Conservancy
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
2091 Route 300, Belfair WA 98528
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