Members Only - Long Island Expedition

  • August 13, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Cutthroat Creek - 3888 Highway 101 Ilwaco, WA


Join the Friends of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, August 13, for a members-only, guided hike on Long Island.   

  • The hike to the Cedar Grove is approximately 2 miles roundtrip, on an unpaved trail rated at moderate difficulty in some areas. Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain over a long distance.
  • Participants must bring and wear a Personal flotation device (PFD) on the barge. If you don't have a PFD, the Refuge will have some available

  • Wear all-weather clothing and appropriate footwear.

  • Bring water, snacks, binoculars, camera, and insect repellant.

Registered Friends members will meet at 1:00 pm at the Refuge's Cutthroat Creek unit (3888 Highway 101 Ilwaco, WA) located north of mile marker 24 on Highway 101 between Seaview and Naselle. Participants will return to Cutthroat Creek by 5:30 pm.

This island, only accessible by boat, is a part of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge and is home to the Don Bonker Cedar Grove Trail. This trail winds through an old-growth coastal temperate rainforest with many large western red cedar trees that are nearly 1000 years old.  Past attendees have raved about this barge trip. One said, ā€œI loved the opportunity to be on the island to just explore. The plants, the rocks, the vistas, the quiet. Loved it all.ā€

Registration is required for this free event and available only for current Friends members at: Want to become a Friend?  

If weather or other conditions require us to cancel this event, we will notify you as soon as possible. We will also follow the current COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations.

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