Plan Your Visit
Willapa National Wildlife Refuge consists of several units in southwest Washington State. The Porter Point and Riekkola units are at the southern end of Willapa Bay. Leadbetter Point is at the very northern end of the Long Beach Peninsula, and Long Island is in Willapa Bay. The Refuge Headquarters is located near milemarker 24 on Washington State Highway 101.
Download a PDF copy of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Brochure (2.57MB).
From Portland, Oregon, three different routes will lead to the Refuge:
Long Island: Long Island can only be accessed by boat. Most, but not all, of the campgrounds require a 6 foot (1.2 m) or higher tide, however the landing directly across from Refuge Headquarters can be accessed at any tide. Additional launch facilities are located at the Nahcotta Mooring basin in Nahcotta on Long Beach Peninsula. Day use on Long Island is encouraged to minimize impacts on wildlife and their habitat; however camping is permitted on Long Island. Always carry a tide table, weather radio, and some form of communication when camping on Long Island. Bring your water as there is no potable water is available on Long Island. To maintain the quiet, remote nature of the island, gas and diesel powered equipment is prohibited on Long Island.
REMINDER: Dogs are not permitted at any unit of the refuge, including trails and parking lots. For the protection of wildlife and the enjoyment of other visitors, please leave your pets at home. During waterfowl hunting season, dogs may be used to retrieve downed birds while hunting waterfowl to prevent waste.