Wildlife Area Location

Ron Fox
3860 Highway 97 A
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509-662-0490 FAX

Wildlife Areas
Chelan Wildlife Area
Pateros Unit
The Pateros Unit is located north of the town of Pateros in Okanogan County and includes 1,900 acres of WDFW and Bureau of Land Management land. The south aspect and shrubsteppe habitat that dominate the area support a large number of wintering mule deer. Several draws vegetated with aspen and other riparian species are distributed throughout the area. The area supports a diversity of other wildlife species including Neotropical migrants, raptors, white-tailed deer, chukar, gray partridge, blue grouse and California quail.
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Pateros, on Highway 97, turn north on the first road east of the Methow River, take the first left and proceed on Bill Shaw Rd traveling about 1.5 miles from Highway 97 to the south boundary of the unit.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Parking is available at pulloffs along Bill Shaw RoadAn informal parking area is located at a gated road about 2 miles north of Pateros on Bill Shaw Road. No restrooms are available.
    Other Information
    Late winter/early spring activities in deer winter ranges are discouraged due to their impact on wintering deer.
    Unique Features
    The Pateros Unit is a critical mule deer wintering area.
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    Green Dot Maps
    • Bird watching
    • Dog walking
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Hunting
    • Mountain biking
    • Nordic skiing and snowshoeing
    • Trapping
    • Wildlife viewing

    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.