Kittitas CountyThe LT Murray Wildlife Area totals over 100,000 acres in the forested ridges between Kittitas and Yakima Counties. It has plentiful elk, deer, and many other species. Part of the Area is closed in winter to protect wintering elk.
Wildlife Information and Viewing Area
EllensburgSmall butterfly garden on the Central Washington University campus.
1625 118th Ave. SE, BellevueTucked into the southern end of Bellevue, this park includes 320 acres of wetlands and meadows with five miles of trails for nature walks, canoe trips, and bird watching. A partnership between the Pacific Science Center and City of Bellevue Parks Department, the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center provides year-round education and hands-on learning...
Meadowbrook Farm, North BendThe open space of Meadowbrook and Tollgate Farms was originally an expansive prairie tended by the Snoqualmie people, who used fire to maintain open non-forest habitat. Periodic burns encouraged camas, berries, ferns, and edible roots to grow, and lured black-tailed deer, elk and other game animals to forage. Snoqualmie people lived and gathered in...
33rd Avenue Northwest / Northwest 54th Street, SeattleMany lake and river systems of King County flow to the sea through the locks in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Fish ladder viewing platforms allow visitors to catch glimpses of migrating salmon, a powerful reminder of the thread of life that begins in snowmelt from the mountains through the Greenway.
2000 NW Sammamish State Park,This 512-acre day-use park has 6,858 feet of waterfront. The area around the lake was an important to local Indian tribes for centuries. It has deciduous forest and wetland vegetation, a salmon-bearing creek and a great-blue-heron rookery.
125 W. Sunset Way, IssaquahThe Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is the most visited of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s hatcheries. The grounds of the hatchery contain numerous informational displays about salmon. In addition, the Friends of the Issaquah Hatchery offer various educational programming and opportunities for a variety of age levels.
DNR Trust Lands SE Region, Kittitas CountyThe Teanaway Community Forest demonstrates how conservation, sustainable forestry and community partnership goals can be achieved. It is managed for both habitat, forestry and recreation purposes.
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Kittitas CountyThis trailhead provides access to Gold Creek and a paved accessible trail looping around the ponds. There is a large picnic area at the pond with tables and fire grates. Look for signs of beaver activity. Also accesses Gold Creek Trail.
Spring Chinook Rd,This facility combines traditional hatchery operations with research into rearing techniques that better mimic the natural environment. The facility has a viewing area, information kiosk, and volunteer host who can answer questions about the operations. At the time of the Yakama Treaty of 1855, 200,000 spring Chinook returned annually to the Yakima subbasin via...