Visitor Info & Maps

Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge consists of several units in southwest Washington State.

Caution: using a navigation system will direct you to downtown Ilwaco, not refuge headquarters. In general, we strongly recommend that you do not rely on an electronic navigation device to find your way around the refuge. The rural character of the area, inaccurate maps, and limited reception can lead you astray.

From Portland, Oregon

Three different routes will lead to the Refuge:

  • Highway 26 west to Highway 101 north
  • Interstate 5 north to Washington State Route 4 west to Highway 101 south
  • Highway 30 west to Highway 101 north

From Olympia, Washington

Two different routes will lead to the Refuge:

  • State Route 8 west to Highway 107 to State Route 101 south
  • Interstate 5 south to State Route 4 west to Highway 101 south

Located near mile marker 24 on State Route 101.

Boat access only. Launch facilities are located across from Refuge Headquarters or Port of Peninsula in Nahcotta. Learn more about travel to and camping on Long Island.

Take 67th Place east from Sandridge Road - refuge gate is at the eastern end of 67th (please do not block gate).

From September - January, these units are open to hunting. Learn more about hunting on the refuge.


Take 95th Place east from Sandridge Road - refuge gate is at the eastern end of 95th Place (please do not block gate).


Take 85th Place east from Sandridge Road (sign will indicate Lone Fir Cemetery). Parking for one vehicle is available at the refuge gate located on the north side of the road approximately 300 m from the junction of Sandridge and 85th Place.


The northern most portion of the Long Beach Peninsula is accessed via Pacific Highway (103) north to Stackpole Road north. A parking lot is available at the northern end of Stackpole Road (approximately 20 mi/31.2 km from State Route 101). A Washington State Discover Pass is required for parking at this location.

Visit the US Fish & Wildlife Service Trail Guide for more information on hiking access.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Our festival is a “rain or shine” event, with exception for extreme weather conditions that require cancellation for the safety of the trip.  Wings Over Willapa reserves the right to cancel any event for any reason, and you will receive a full refund for any paid event which we cancel and cannot provide an acceptable substitution.  Registrant cancellations before September 12th will be refunded with $10 processing fee per registrant.   No refunds for cancellations after September 12, 2019.