Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

A former homestead and now wildlife area in south Thurston County that is on a glacial outwash and features a prairie ecosystem, an Oregon White Oak forest a riparian forest, wetlands, and two walking loops. Parts of this area are open to hunting.

GETTING THERE

Take Exit 88 (Grand Mount) off of I-5.  Drive west on US 12 for 0.3 mile and turn right onto Elderberry St SW.  Follow it north for 0.2 mile and turn right onto 193rd Ave SW.  Continue as it bears left onto Guava St SW.  Drive for 1 mile to an intersection with 183rd Ave SW. Turn right, and then immediately turn left, following Guava Street SW north for 0.4 mile to Scatter Creek Wildlife Area.

ON THE TRAIL

The trail system consists of an inner loop and an outer loop.  The site was once a homestead and the  1860 home still exists on the property.  Wander through what was at one time prairie farmland and is now being restored to its natural state.  On a clear day, admire the view of Mount Rainier.

notes

  • Parts of this area are open to hunting.  Check with the land manager for hunting season dates and more information.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 20 ft
  • 180 ft
Map
  • see Land Manager
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Field Trip 1 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

Naturalist Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course
This field trip will give you the chance to practice using your charts, tree &
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, Apr 28, 2024
No Prerequisites
6 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Apr 5; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Becky Andrade
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