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Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area

Address: Henderson Bay, Olympia, WA
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Ranked #8 of 26 Attractions in Olympia
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching

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Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The hike is well worth the views you get if the sound. We rarely run into anyone when we head out there during the week. It is very serene. Love the sound of all the birds.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I always love coming out here. The trails aren't maintained very well but that's what makes it so much better. The views are great and sometimes you can catch different types of wildlife in the area.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just a 10 minute drive from downtown Olympia, Woodard Bay is an amazing getaway if you want to enjoy nature's wonders in a quiet setting. This Natural Resource Conservation Area, managed by the WA Dept. of Natural Resources, is essentially the state equivalent of a wildlife refuge and is intended for very low impact human use such as wildlife viewing,... More 

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Olympia, Wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

The loop trail at Woodard Bay is really, really beautiful. It's not more than about a mile and a half and there's not really any major elevation changes. After you finish the loop, you can walk out to the water and enjoy the scenery - usually, you can see and hear the seals out on the log boom!

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