In The Community

Located near the south end of Puget Sound, Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is surrounded by metropolitan areas.  Consequently, the Refuge fills a critical niche for the local communities, facilitating a connection to nature for over 200,000 visitors annually.

  • Lacey

    The Refuge is located just the west of Lacey, a community of about 60,000 residents.

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  • Olympia

    Olympia is a lively community that, in addition to being the capitol of Washington State, hosts a variety of festivals. 

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  • Tacoma

    The closest large city is Tacoma, with many popular museums and a zoo at nearby Pt. Defiance.

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