Carlisle Bog Natural Area Preserve

Color photo of Carlisle Bog Natural Area Preserve
This 310-acre preserve includes the most diverse and undisturbed example of a sphagnum bog ecosystem and connected lake on the Olympic Peninsula. The site supports a state-candidate animal species, the Makah copper butterfly, and a state-sensitive animal species, the Olympic mudminnow, as well as other species which only occur in bog ecosystems. 
Features Protected: Low-elevation freshwater wetland, low-elevation sphagnum bog, low-elevation permanent pond, Makah copper, and Olympic mudminnow
Ecoregion:  Northwest Coast (Grays Harbor County) 

Science, Research and Monitoring

Public and private universities, other research institutions and individual researchers may contact DNR to propose a research project at the site. If you are interested in pursuing research at Carlisle Bog NAP, please contact David Wilderman, natural areas ecologist, at

Environmental Education and Public Access 

Currently no formal educational programs are available at Carlisle Bog NAP. The site is not ADA accessible and facilities are not available. For more information, contact the DNR Pacific Cascade Region natural areas manager.