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Johns River
Wildlife Area Location

Jim Gerchak
4686 Wishkah Road
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 533-5676
(360) 538-2975 fax

For more information on
Wildlife Areas, please contact
the WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515
E-mail: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov


Parking Information
A Discover Pass or
Vehicle Access Pass
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

Johns River Wildlife Area
Oyhut Unit
The 683-acre Oyhut unit is located at the south end of the Ocean Shores Peninsula in Grays Harbor County. The property is maintained as waterfowl habitat and for associated recreational opportunities. It is one of four remaining snowy plover nesting sites in the state.
Viewing Opportunities


  • Birds of Prey
  • Eagles
  • Marine Brids
  • Shorebirds
  • Songbirds
  • Wading Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From downtown Ocean Shores take Point Brown avenue south to Toquin Avenue. Turn right to unimproved parking area.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Undeveloped parking area No restrooms
    Other Information
    Nesting area for Western Snowy Plover. Please respect “closed to Public access” signs to protect nests
    Unique Features
    Popular waterfowl hunting and birding area. Nesting area for Western Snowy Plover. Please respect “closed to Public access” signs to protect nests.
    Other Information
    No overnight parking or camping.
    The Discover Pass - Your ticket to Washington's great outdoors
    A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass is required on all WDFW lands.
    Learn more at
    Johns River Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    • Bird watching
    • Dog walking
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Wildlife viewing

    If you are Hunting or Fishing, remember to check all current regulations.

    Activities may include restrictions or require permits. Please see Public Conduct Rules for more information.