The George Creek unit is approximately 11,000 acres located in Asotin County about a half-dozen miles southwest of the town of Asotin. George Creek forms the largest subbasin within the Asotin Creek watershed, but this creek, along with its tributaries Pintler and Rockpile creeks, has no surface flow for the majority of the lower reaches. This unit, including the Smoothing Iron ridge of the former Schlee Ranch, was acquired beginning in 2003 primarily for high quality steppe habitats of sharp-tailed grouse and elk.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions Meyers Ridge: From Asotin, drive west up Asotin Creek Road and take a left on Cloverland Grade Road. After about 1/4 mile, turn left on George Creek Road. Follow George creek road which eventually turns into Meyers Ridge Road and climbs a steep grade. Once on top of the grade, WDFW property is on either side of the road for several miles. Use caution when traveling this road under wet conditions. The road becomes very slippery in places.
Parking/Restroom Information There are several parking areas along Meyers ridge road. No restroom facilities are available.
Other Information Stay off roads when wet or in wintery conditions.
Access Site #2
Driving Directions Rockpile Parking Area: From Asotin, drive west up Asotin Creek Road and take a left on Cloverland Grade Road. Follow Coverland Grade road up to the ridge top where the agricultural fields begin. Go approximately 5 miles to WDFW parking area on left side of road.
Parking/Restroom Information There is room for 5 to 7 vehicles at this parking lot. No restroom facilities are available.
This area is comprised of steep rocky canyons with riparian areas in the canyon bottoms.