Nisqually River Delta / McAlister Creek Professional Review and Guide
"The Nisqually Delta, one of the richest wildlife habitats in Puget Sound, is protected as the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. McAlister Creek and the Nisqually River—two major streams that created the delta—offer unique paddling experiences.
More than 200 species of birds have been seen in the refuge, which also harbors numerous species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, as well as such saltwater species as crabs, clams, and oysters—even seals. McAlister Creek, once known as Medicine Creek, was the site of early Native American treaties in western Washington."