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Welts-Samish Restoration Site

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area
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Length

Elevation

Gain: 30 ft.

Rating

3.00 out of 5

 
 

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This wildlife area is considered one of the best places in Northwest Washington to view falcons, short-eared owls, and shorebirds. It's a few miles north of Bayview SP on the Samish Island Road. Birders refer to it as the West 90.

From the parking lot you can hike to the dike which is about 3/4 mile. Your route depends on the wetness of the wetlands. One can turn right on the dike to make a loop back to the parking lot or you can walk the dike twice, returning the way you came.

 

Welts-Samish Restoration Site

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 48.5477, -122.4871 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Skagit Wildlife Area

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Getting There

From I-5, take SR 20 west from the Burlington exit until you reach Bayview-Edison Road. Turn right onto Bayview-Edison Road and drive north until you reach the intersection with Samish Island Road. Turn left onto Samish Island Road and park in the wildlife area parking lot which is on the left where the road curves sharply to the right.

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