Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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United States of America - Washington - Eatonville

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BGCI Member: No

About the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

This 725-acre park has a little bit of everything: lakes, trails, meadows and plenty of animals. Northwest Trek is home to more than 200 North American animals.

A different kind of wildlife park
See bighorn sheep, deer, Roosevelt elk, woodland caribou, mountain goats, bison and more up close from comfortable trams while touring the free-roaming area (435 acres). Walk forested pathways to view grizzlies, black bears, wolves, bobcats, lynx, cougars, owls, eagles and wetland animals in beautiful natural exhibits. Explore five miles of nature trails and enjoy exciting hands-on experiences in the Cheney Family Discovery Center.

Main Address:
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
11610 Trek Drive East
Washington 98328 United States of America

Telephone: (360)832-7193
Fax: (360) 832-6118
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Gary Geddes, Director, Zoological and Environmental Education Division
    Curator's Name: Jake Pool, Horticulture/Maintenance Department
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Zoological Institution
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1975
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 46.9165800
    Longitude: -122.2765140
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 200000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:We solely display Pacific Northwest Native Plants.
    We identify,monitor and manage invasive plants.

    Display Garden:
    - Backyard Habitat Garden

    The main core area has several miles of paved pathways that meandor through animal exhibits. The forest is a 80 year old stand of predominatly Douglas Fir. We maintain the surrounding forest for high plant and animal diversity. Interpretive signage can be found along the trail system.
    We also maintain an additional 4 miles of "Nature Trails".

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes