South Bay Unit Access Restricted

Beginning July 20, exciting new improvements will to the South Bay Unit of Willapa NWR will begin. Visitors should note access to these areas of the refuge will be restricted.

The eastern end of 67th Place will be closed as construction starts on road and parking area improvements. Access to Riekkola including trails, car top boat launch, and other facilities will be closed until September 4.

The South Bay Trail at Tarlatt (accessed from 85th or 95th St) will also be closed until further notice as construction of a new overlook of Willapa Bay begins.

These projects are a result of incredible partners including: Pacific County, Federal Highways Administration, Friends of Willapa Refuge, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and The Templin Foundation.

Stay tuned for updates!