Wildlife Area Location

Ron Fox
3860 Chelan Hwy N
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. 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.
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 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.
    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
    • 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.