North Central - Region 2
 
Jim Brown
Regional Director

1550 Alder Street NW
Ephrata, WA 98823-9699

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
excluding legal holidays

Telephone: (509) 754-4624
Fax: (509) 754-5257
TeamEphrata@dfw.wa.gov 

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Wenatchee District Office
3860 Chelan Hwy N
Wenatchee WA  98801
509-662-0452
509-662-0452 FAX

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Region 2 HeadquartersThis 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 climates.

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 warmwater species.

Our experienced customer service staff will be happy to assist you in location information about the region’s fishing, hunting and watchable wildlife opportunities. Recreational 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.

License sales
Licenses can easily be purchased over the Internet, or in person at one of over 500 license dealers statewide. For a list of dealers located closest to you, click here.
 

Directions:

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.

 
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WDFW restricting access to beach and water near Wanapum Dam
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2014 Warmwater Fishing Opportunities
North Basin Waterfowl Surveys
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Field Trial Permit Application
Applications for field trials are submitted to regional offices in the region that the intended field trial is located at least 30 days prior to the anticipated date of the field trial.
Wildlife Area Management Plans
Listen to KOMW interview with Jennifer Quan, WDFW Lands Division Manager
(Courtesy North Cascades Broadcasting, Inc.)

Part 1 - WDFW Land Stewardship Practices in Okanogan County
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Part 2 - WDFW’s philosophy, purpose and process on land ownership
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Part 3 - Discover Pass
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