Asotin Creek
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Bob Dice
Manager
1049 Port Way
Clarkston, WA 99403
(509) 758-3151

 
Wildlife Areas
Asotin Creek Wildlife Area
Asotin Creek Unit
The Asotin Creek unit is approximately 16,000 acres located in Asotin County, 16 miles southwest of the town of Asotin. This area includes portions of the North and South Forks of Asotin Creek, Charley Creek, and Lick Creek drainages.

Acquisition of the original property in 1962 was sought to protect big game winter range and elk calving grounds; later purchases served to protect threatened salmonid species and their habitat. Asotin Creek is considered a critical watershed for steelhead, bull trout and spring Chinook salmon, and the State of Washington has designated the drainage a wild steelhead refuge. The watershed is considered at high risk for habitat degradation due to fragmentation and stream modifications. Major habitat types include grasslands and dry coniferous forests. Deer, elk, turkey, quail, chukar, grouse, and many other species afford a variety of hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Viewing Opportunities

Birds

  • Birds of Prey
  • Eagles
  • Songbirds
  • Upland Birds
  • Wading Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Bear
  • Bighorn sheep
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    North Fork Parking Area: From the town of Asotin, head west on Asotin Creek Road. At the first intersection in the road, stay to the right and continue up the creek for approximately 10 miles to the entrance of the wildlife area. At the fork in the road, stay to the right and travel another 2 miles up the road. Parking area is on the left at the confluence of Lick Creek and North Fork of Asotin Creek.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There is a parking lot available at the confluence of Lick Creek and North Fork of Asotin Creek. There are no restrooms available.
    Other Information
    The wildife area is open to the public year-round. However, motorized vehicle traffic is restricted by a gate on the County road from Dec 1st to March 31st of each year to minimize disturbance to wildlife. Gate opens April 1st.
    Access Site #2
    Driving Directions
    Warner Gulch Buildings: From the town of Asotin, head west on Asotin Creek Road. At the first intersection in the road, stay to the right and continue up the creek for approximately 10 miles to the entrance of the wildlife area. At the fork in the road, stay left on South Fork Road. Follow South Fork Road, which eventually leaves the creek bottom at a hayshed parking lot, and continues west up a steep grade. Follow the grade for approximately 5 miles until you come to a parking area on the left near the Warner Gulch buildings.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There is a parking area at the South Fork hayshed and near the buildings. Restroom facilities are not available.
    Other Information
    The wildife area is open to the public year-round. However, motorized vehicle traffic is restricted by a gate on the County road from Dec 1st to March 31st of each year to minimize disturbance to wildlife. Gate opens April 1st.
    Unique Features
    North Fork of Asotin Creek Trail, bighorn sheep and other wildlife are visible, especially in the spring
    Other Information
    Elk are usually highly visible on Smoothing Iron Ridge, espcially in early morning and evening hours.
     
    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    Lick Creek Road and South Fork Road on the Asotin Creek Wildlife Area are closed to motorized vehicles December 1 through April 1 to protect wintering wildlife.
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Asotin Creek Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
       MAPPING
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
       OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
    No activities currently listed for this Unit.
     

    If you are Hunting or Fishing, remember to check all current regulations.

    Activities may include restrictions or require permits. Please see Public Conduct Rules for more information.