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Skagit Wildlife Area

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The Skagit Wildlife Area is totally worth a visit. I went in early February and there were... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
Beautiful area with bald eagles

Very nice area where you can walk along the water (if the water is not too high). There is an... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
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21961 Wylie Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-3233
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to catch a fleet of snow geese resting on an open field, taking off, then landing on a nearby field. We also saw a woodpecker and an isolated pair of geese. Lovely sight, otherwise, this place is a swamp with dead trees...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

The Skagit Wildlife Area is totally worth a visit. I went in early February and there were thousands of birds to see. I went during the week so there were very few other people. There is a nesting pair of bald eagles right next the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Very nice area where you can walk along the water (if the water is not too high). There is an eagle’s nest there and we spotted a couple of bald eagles and other birds that were still in the area at this time of a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Early this year we went there so many times, but we found the snow geese in November, we were so excited. Take photos and videos, you will love to share them with your friends!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

The first time I drove through the Skagit Valley, I was absolutely amazed at the the sights of the trumpeter swans in the Skagit Wildlife Area. I've also seen the snow geese. You may stop for a quick look or take a hike which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Nice walk in a birding area. Discover Pass is required here. Not supposed to be dogs but people bring them,,,didn't bother us. Peaceful area because not that many people go here. We enjoyed the walk among dead trees, path starts out wide and then gets...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to go here today to see the snow geese but they were closed. If this happens to you, know that today there were plenty of birds gathered in the fields off Fir Island Road.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

When you are on your way to skygit valley, you need to stop in this area and enjoying to see those hundreds (more probably) of birds.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank OniDJ
Reviewed March 5, 2018

By going to this area at certain times of year, there are lots of white birds to enjoy. Did see Trumpeter Swans and snow geese that make such a wonderful noise. It is fun to watch them eat and waddle around.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sandra T
Reviewed July 25, 2017

The Skagit Wildlife area was worth some time to explore, offering several different habitats. We visited in summer, but there were raptors, waders, passarines and lovely views. I especially enjoyed watching the waxwings flit around catching bugs!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Sharon W
March 21, 2019|
Response from simivalley1699 | Reviewed this property |
Fir Island Road (off I-5), then turn left (or south) onto Wiley Road, keep going until you find two parking lots. Discover Pass required.