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South Puget Sound
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Kyle Guzlas
Manager
48 Devonshire Rd.
Montesano, WA 98563
(360) 249-4628 ext. 230

 
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
is REQUIRED
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

South Puget Sound Wildlife Area
South Puget Sound Unit
The South Puget Sound Urban Wildlife Interpretive Center is located in Lakewood in Pierce County. The 90-acre parcel was purchased in 1922 as a game farm and fish hatchery, but is now used as an urban wildlife interpretive center. It is surrounded by housing developments and business districts. The unit is undergoing oak-woodland prairie restoration.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

  • Birds of Prey
  • Songbirds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From I-5 Southbound: 1. Take Exit 129 toward SO 72 St / SO 84 St, go 0.2 miles. 2. Take the SO. 74 St West ramp, go 0.2 miles. 3. Turn Slight Right onto 74th St W, go 2.3 miles. 4. 74th St W becomes Custer Rd W, go 1.2 miles. 5. Turn Right onto 88th St SW, go 0.3 miles. 6. Stay Straight to go onto Steilacoom Blvd SW, go 0.2 miles. 7. Turn Right onto Phillips Rd SW, go 0.6 miles. 8. End at 7801 Phillips Rd SW, Lakewood, WA 98498-6345 From I-5 Northbound: 1. Take the Bridgeport Way exit, Exit 125, toward McChord A.F.B., go 0.2 miles. 2. Turn Left onto Bridgeport Way SW, go 2.3 miles. 3. Turn Left onto Steilacoom Blvd SW, go 0.7 miles. 4. Turn Left to stay on Steilacoom Blvd SW, go 0.2 miles. 5. Turn Right onto Phillips Rd SW, go 0.6 miles. 6. End at 7801 Phillips Rd SW, Lakewood, WA 98498-6345
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Large Parking Area, no restroom facilities.
    Other Information
    Closed during hours of darkness.
    Unique Features
    Paved Handicapped accessible trail.
     
       OTHER INFORMATION
    South Puget Sound Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
       MAPPING
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
       OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
    No activities currently listed for this Unit.
     

    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.