3888 SR 101
Ilwaco, Washington 98624-9707
Refuge office is located 13 miles north of Ilwaco on U.S. Highway 101.
Long Island accessible only by boat at higher tide. Other units are separated
by up to 25 miles of driving. Write for map.
- Wintering waterfowl include
black brant, trumpeter swans, Canada geese, canvasback, scaup, bufflehead,
scoters, and American wigeon.
- Black bear, deer, elk and
numerous smaller mammals are present.
- Numerous shorebirds use
the refuge during migrations.
11,000 acres of refuge land vary from sand dunes, sand beaches and mud
flats to grasslands, saltwater and freshwater marshes, and coniferous
forest. Vegetation is abundant and diverse. Long Island has a stand of
old-growth western red cedar-western hemlock forest.
RECREATION AND EDUCATION
- Wildlife observation, study,
- Fishing, clamming, and crabbing
in Willapa Bay and tributary streams and on ocean beaches
- Camping in five primitive
campgrounds on Long Island (boat access only)
- Boat launch at refuge headquarters
- Trails on Long Island and
at Leadbetter Point
- Waterfowl hunting
- Big game and upland game
The refuge administers a Presidential Proclamation Boundary that
closes a portion of Willapa Bay to waterfowl hunting