Spend a Day Exploring the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area

Tucked away on the Washington coast, Ocean Shores is the perfect charming destination if you and your family need an escape. From quaint shops to unique activities like clam digging and everything in between, everyone in the group will find something they enjoy. Enjoy a cozy yet spacious place to call home by booking your Ocean Shores vacation rental from Oyhut Bay Seaside Village. Not only does our resort have fantastic on-site amenities, but it’s also close to Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area.

What Is the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area?

Found on the south end of the Ocean Shores peninsula, this wildlife area is part of the Johns River Wildlife Area. A visit to Ocean Shores isn’t complete without exploring this area, which is over 600 acres. These wildlife areas are focused on wetland and estuary habitats that support diverse wildlife from small game to fish populations. Oyhut Wildlife Area is one of four remaining nesting sites in Washington for the western snowy plover, a threatened species.

A Guide to What You Can Do during Your Visit

You will need a Discover Pass to get onto any Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife land, so be sure to get yours before arriving. The acreage that makes up this wildlife area is a popular spot for birding and waterfowl hunting. If you are interested in hunting, you are restricted to shotguns using birdshot only, and hunting is limited to certain games. For more information, reference the Ocean Shores municipal code.

A western snowy plover, which can be found in the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area.

A relaxing way to spend your visit is wildlife watching. There are no trails throughout the area, which keeps visitors out of habitats and makes it a fantastic place to see wildlife and waterfowl. You might be able to spot:

  • Western snowy plover
  • Deer
  • Birds of prey
  • Eagles
  • Songbirds

Don’t forget your binoculars and camera to spot and capture the wildlife you come across.

Enjoy a Quiet Pacific Northwest Escape to Ocean Shores

A cottage rental in Ocean Shores near the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area.

When you stay at Oyhut Bay Seaside Village, you are right on the edge of the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area, a perfect example of breathtaking Washington nature. After taking the beauty of this wildlife management area, relax and unwind in your private cottage. Our accommodations come in a range of sizes, which means you can find one that fits your group perfectly. We even have pet-friendly rentals for those looking to bring four-legged family members along. Make the most out of your stay by taking advantage of our on-site activities and amenities, including a game area, bike rental, market and bakery, and delicious restaurant. For more information about our resort or how to book a rental, call 360-209-1886.

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