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Chelan
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Ron Fox
Manager
3860 Chelan Hwy N
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509-665-3383
509-662-0452 FAX

 
For more information on
Wildlife Areas, please contact
the WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515
E-mail: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

 

Parking Information
A Discover Pass or
Vehicle Access Pass
is REQUIRED
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

Chelan Wildlife Area
White River Unit
The White River unit includes several small parcels, which total 415 acres west of Lake Wenatchee. It includes a wetland system promoted by a high water table. Its climate differs drastically from the rest of the Chelan Wildlife Area. About 40 inches of annual precipitation and an average of three to six feet of snow result in vegetative types more typical of what is found west of the Cascade Mountains. The unit borders the White River, which harbors several species of anadromous fish including threatened and endangered species. Protection of riparian and wetland habitat for the benefit of the fisheries resource is a priority of this unit. Mule deer, bear, cougar, blue grouse, ruffed grouse and a great variety of other species can be found on the area.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

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

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    North from Levenworth on Highway 2 about 13 miles, at Coles Corner, right on Hy. 207 past Lake Wenatchee about 1 mile. Turn left to before the Bridge on the White River. The Unit lies in several parcels to the north (see map)
    Parking/Restroom Information
    None
    Unique Features
    The White River Unit is in a vegetative transition zone between wetter western Washington forests and the drier pine and fir habitat types of the eastern Cascades. This results in very diverse and unique vegetation and great wildlife diversity.
     
    The Discover Pass - Your ticket to Washington's great outdoors
    A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass is required on all WDFW lands.
    Learn more at
    DiscoverPass.wa.gov
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Chelan Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
       MAPPING
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
       OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
    • Bird watching
    • Boating
    • Camping
    • 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.