Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge - Port Angeles, WA
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Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge is located near the mouth of Discovery Bay in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Jefferson County, Washington. Approximately 70 percent of the nesting seabird population of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca nest on the island, which includes one of the largest nesting colonies of rhinoceros auklets in the world and the largest nesting colony of glaucous-winged gulls in Washington. The island contains one of the last 2 nesting colonies of tufted puffins in the Puget Sound area. About 1,000 harbor seals depend upon the island for a pupping and rest area.


Facilities: Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge does not provide facilities.

Best Time To Visit: Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge is not open to the public.

Fees: No fees are charged.

Accessibility: Handicap accessibility is not provided.

Rules: Unknown

Directions: To reach Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge from Port Angeles start out going southwest on N Chase St. toward US-101 E. for 0.1 miles. Turn left onto E 1st St. Continue to follow US-101 E. for 22.7 miles. Turn left onto Blyn Xing for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto Old Blyn Hwy. for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto E Sequim Bay Rd. for 1.6 miles. Turn slight left onto Hardwick Rd. for 0.4 miles.Protection Island Refuge is located at the mouth of Discovery Bay in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The island is closed to the public to protect nesting seabirds and harbor seals. Private boat tours around the island are available from nearby marinas.

Map: Click here for a map to Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge

Reservations: Reservations are not accepted for Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge.

 
Address
National Wildlife Refuge System
33 S. Barr Rd.
Port Angeles, Washington 98362
Phone
General: (360) 457-8451
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