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
- Headquarters Office
- Long Island
- Riekkola, Porter Point and Lewis Units
- Tarlatt Unit
- Wildlife Viewing/Photography Blind (Tarlatt Unit)
- Leadbetter Unit
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.
Visit the US Fish & Wildlife Service Trail Guide for more information on hiking access.