Theler Wetland Trails

22871 E. SR 3
Belfair, WA 98528- Map It
Phone: (360) 275-4898

AAA Editor Notes

Theler Wetland Trails are 1 mi. s. on SR 3 next to the Mary E. Theler Community Center at 22871 E. SR 3. This 139-acre nature reserve features 3.5 miles of trails threading the wetlands along the Union River and the head of Hood Canal. The Rock Wall Trail leads through a mixed forest to a native plant demonstration garden and the Wetlands Exhibit Center, where there are natural history displays. Along the short South Tidal Marsh Trail a boardwalk bridges the saltwater marsh at the edge of the canal's tidelands. The Sweetwater Creek Trail loops through a forest wetland, while the 1.5-mile River Estuary Trail traverses a freshwater marsh to the banks of the Union River. A 2-acre native garden is on the premises. Picnicking is permitted.
Hours: Trails open daily dawn-dusk. Exhibit center usually open Thurs. 10-2. Phone ahead to confirm exhibit center schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.