Capitol Volkssport Club
Olympia, WA

CVC Seasonal Event - Belfair Theler Wetlands and Pacific Salmon Center Walk

Wetland gate
Boardwalk in the woods
Gray whale skeleton

Event: Belfair Theler Wetlands and Pacific Salmon Center Walk

ESVA Challenges: 39 Counties Second Edition - Kitsap County

AVA Special Programs: Boardwalks

AVA Sanction#/Distance/Rating: 106982 2017/Y0189 - 10K with 5K option - Rated 1B

Dates: 2/1/2015 - 12/31/2015 - dawn to dusk.

Apple tree bench
Low tide from the boardwalk
The tunnel
Hood Canal on the distance

Description: NEW EVENT. Walk through the Theler Wetlands Nature Preserve and the grounds of the adjacent Pacific Salmon Center in Mason County. This walk explores a wildlife-rich estuary at the farthest reaches of fjordlike Hood Canal. Find more info about the Preserve here.

Registration Location: Belfair Safeway, 23961 NE State Route 3, Ste B, Belfair, WA

Walk Start/End Location: Theler Community Center, 22871 E State Route 3, Belfair, WA

Union River meadow
Walkers at low tide
Slough at high tide

Driving Directions: From I-5 in Tacoma, take Hwy 16 West (Bremerton/Gig Harbor) crossing the Tacoma Narrows toll bridge and stay on Hwy 16 for 26 miles. Take the exit on the LEFT toward WA-3 (S/Belfair/Shelton) and follow WA-3 into Belfair. The Belfair Safeway is on the right in Belfair about 0.1 miles past NE Creelma Rd. Ask for the walk box at the customer service desk.

After registering, turn right out of the Belfair Safeway lot onto State Highway 3 and drive about 1.2 miles SE to the Theler Community Center. Turn right into the Community Center just BEFORE the sign and park; this is where the walk begins. If you pass the sign (this is easy to do), you have also passed the only entrance to the Community Center, so make a U turn in some safe place and try again.

Start/Finish Times: Daily - 8 AM to Dusk.

Accessability/Amenities: Not possible for wheelchairs or strollers. Pets are not allowed. Restrooms are at the start point.

Point of Contact: Sheila at 360-923-5381 or via e-mail to

Registration Point: Belfair Safeway
23961 NE State Route 3, Ste B, Belfair
Walk Start Point: Theler Community Center
22871 E State Route 3, Belfair
Come Walk With Us!