Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve

12315 Waddell Creek Rd. S.W.
Olympia, WA 98512-9232- Map It
(360) 825-1631

AAA Editor Notes

Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve is 10 mi. s. off I-5 exit 95; take Maytown Rd. 4 mi. w. to Waddell Creek Rd., then .7 mi. n.w. to the park entrance at 12315 Waddell Creek Rd. S.W. This preserve's 637 acres encompasses a curious topography of regularly spaced hills approximately 7 feet high. An interpretive center details the natural history of the area and presents the various theories of the mounds' origins. Self-guiding trails traverse the open prairie and forests; wildflowers are at their peak April through June.
Park admission $10 (per private vehicle); Discover Pass, valid for 1 year, $30 (per private vehicle).
Hours: Daily 8-dusk.