Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge
Across and slightly downriver from Lewis and Clark is the Julia Butler Hansen NWR, another place where a boat is necessary. Launches at Skamokawa and Cathlamet lie at either end of the refuge; smaller cartoppers can be hand-launched at the southern end of the refuge. Like Lewis and Clark, JBH is an island complex, offering both main-stem gunning and shooting in sheltered sloughs and backwaters. Mallards, wigeon, scaup, buffleheads and mergansers are standard fare. A portion of the riverfront refuge is off-limits to hunting. Call 360-795-3915 for details.