north central Washington region includes Adams,
Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan counties.
From the boreal forests of the North Cascades
to the irrigated farm lands of the Columbia Basin
Project, diverse landscapes provide habitat for
wolverine, grizzly bear, lynx, mule deer, sage
and sharptail grouse, and pygmy rabbits. This
important waterfowl area provides habitat for
wintering, migrating and breeding ducks and geese
migrating from Western Canada and Alaska to warmer
The Department of Fish and Wildlife owns more
than 300,000 acres which have been set aside for
wildlife and public recreation. Most areas are
open to hunting, fishing, camping, and a variety
of other outdoor experiences. The agency also
maintains 200 water and wildlife access areas
adjacent to public lands, lakes, and streams.
This region's rivers and lakes support salmon
and steelhead and provide the most popular bass,
walleye, bluegill and trout fishing in the state.
Some 400 high elevation lakes dot the Cascade
Range within this region, most with self-sustaining
populations of trout. More than 200 lakes in lowland
areas are managed for trout and/or a variety of
Our experienced customer service staff will be happy to assist you in location information about the region’s fishing, hunting and watchable wildlife opportunities. Senior and disabled hunting and fishing licenses along with the Discover Pass are available for purchase at the regional office.
Hunting and fishing regulation pamphlets and other fish and wildlife related information is also available at the regional office as well as the District Office in Wenatchee.
From I-90 eastbound,
take exit 151. Turn right onto Highway 283 and travel approximately 15 miles to Ephrata. Highway 283 turns into Basin Street in town. Continue on Basin Street until you reach 14th Avenue NW, make a right turn and continue on 14th to the stop sign. At the stop sign you will cross over Alder Street into our parking lot. Make a right turn and park near the main office.
From I-90 westbound,
take exit 179. Turn right onto Highway 17, travel approximately 20 miles to Ephrata. At the stop light just past the overpass turn right onto Basin Street. Continue on Basin Street until you reach 14th Avenue NW, make a right turn and continue on to the stop sign. At the stop sign you will cross over Alder Street into our parking lot. Make a right turn and park near the main office.