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.


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.


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.


  • 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
  • see Land Manager
  • Red Marker
    46.831705, -123.014194
    46.8317046 -123.0141944

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