The last 700 feet of the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail reopened to public use today.
This stretch of the boardwalk includes the Puget Sound Viewing Platform.
That portion of the 1-mile boardwalk had been closed since Oct. 22 for waterfowl hunting season.
Waterfowl hunting is allowed on the refuge and adjoining state Department of Fish and Wildlife lands on McAllister Creek and to the north on the Nisqually tideflats.
The vieiwng platform gives visitors great views of Puget Sound, the western edge of the refuge and the top of Mount Rainier on a clear day.
The hike from the visitor center to the platform and back is four miles.