Fire restrictions in place on WDFW lands
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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. Shrubsteppe habitat dominates the area with good stands of bitterbrush providing important mule deer winter browse. Several draws vegetated with aspen and other riparian species are distributed throughout the area. The area is a critical mule deer wintering area and supports a diversity of other wildlife species including Neotropical migrants, raptors, white-tailed deer, chukar, grey 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 first road east of the Methow River, take first left and proceed on Bill Shaw Rd about 1.5 miles from highway 97 to south boundary of Unit.
Parking/Restroom Information "Pull-offs" along Bill Shaw road. Parking area about 2 miles north of Pateros.
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