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Grays Harbor
National Wildlife Refuge

Paulson Rd, south of State Hwy 109
Grays Harbor County, WA   
E-mail: Jean_Takekawa@fws.gov
Phone Number: 360-753-9467
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
The Grays Harbor Refuge education program works collaboratively with local schools, the community, and other educational groups to teach the value of our local ecosystems to students, both young and old.

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Grays Harbor Refuge, the Grays Harbor Audubon Society, and the City of Hoquiam work with a host of other local sponsors to host the Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival in May. This event is timed to match the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of shorebirds as they pause at the Grays Harbor estuary to feed and rest before departing for their nesting grounds in the Arctic.

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Wildlife Observation
A boardwalk trail a third of a mile long is located at the tip of Bowerman Peninsula. To access this trail, walk west of Lana's Cafe through a gate, continue along the black top road to the Sandpiper trailhead.

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Entrance Fees
Daily fee is $3.00 per family. Children under 16 enter free. Annual refuge passes, Federal Duck Stamps, Interagency Annual Passes, Senior Passes, and Access Passes are available for purchase at the Visitor Center or Administration Office, Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All proceeds from fee collection and pass sales stay at the refuge and are used to maintain and improve our visitor services program.

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