Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is located in Olympia just twenty minutes from JBLM! It's got tons of walking trails, places to picnic, and makes a nice day outside if you need somewhere stroller friendly.
Yall, it was flippin HOT the day we went. Dreadfully hot. I grabbed our Dahlia Dark Wash Shorts ($35) and our new Mindy Floral Tunic ($37). I actually tucked in the tunic for a different look! The dark color of the shorts look great with the navy flowers on the tunic. I also love the lace detail on the Mindy! Notice I have on sandals, most of the trails are a boardwalk with a few being gravel. So sneakers are fine but sandals are okay too! All of the trails are pretty flat.
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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
100 Brown Farm Road, Olympia WA 98516
Sunrise to Sunset Daily
$3 per Vehicle
FWS.gov
When you arrive youll need to put $3 cash in the provide envelope and put inside the drop box. This is not manned so its honesty policy. Dogs are not allowed on the refuge.
There is a vistor's center that is open Wednesday - Sunday 9am to 4pm. This is where you can find restrooms and water fountains as well.
Inside the Visitor's Center is a small gift shop and an exhibit area. There is an information desk if you have any questions and maps of the refuge.
At the info desk, if you have kiddos interested in participating, they do a free program called the Junior Rangers. Exactly like the National Parks, the kids can grab a booklet and fill out pages to earn a Junior Ranger badge. This is a free program!
We did the Loop trail which is only about a mile and a half, if that. There is a nice wooden boardwalk through the woods and all of the trail is flat. You can definitely bring a stroller if you need to!
Most of the trail is shaded from the trees and it is so lush!
You will pass several spots with creeks and the river! There is not access to get in though.
There are also educational signs throughout the walk with birds, insects, info about the area and more. 
There is lots to see including animals! We saw squirrels, birds, fish, frogs, bees, and butterflies.
There are also a ton of blackberry bushes on the trail. Im not sure if you are allowed to pick them or not.
There is a beautiful old barn on the trail. You cant go inside but its a gorgeous rustic feel for photos. 
We only spent about an hour walking aroun but its a great spot for a walk or a picnic. 
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Love, Liv & Rory

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