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.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
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.
The Pateros Unit is a critical mule deer wintering area.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov