Seasonal Trail Closure

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge will close a portion of the new Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail from October 15, 2016 - January 25, 2017. The closure is required for the safety of visitors as waterfowl hunting will be occurring on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife lands in close proximity to the trail.

The Refuge will seasonally close the last 700 feet of the boardwalk trail including the Puget Sound Viewing Platform. Eighty seven percent (.92 miles) of the trail will remain open. Visitors should be aware that waterfowl hunters will be in areas open for hunting along McAllister Creek.

Visitors to the Refuge can still hike the 1-mile Twin Barns Loop Trail and 1.5 miles of the Nisqually Estuary Trail. From the Visitor Center to the seasonal closure on the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail and back is 3.75 miles. The Refuge trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. The Refuge Visitor Center is open Wednesday – Sunday from 9am to 4pm.