Wildlife Area Location

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

Wildlife Areas
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 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
    Travel west from Leavenworth on Highway 2 about 13 miles to Coles Corner, then right on Highway 207 for 4.4 miles and turn left on Lake Wenatchee Highway for 6.1 miles to the junction of White River Road and Little Wenatchee Road. The Unit is made up of several parcels along White River Road and Little Wenatchee Road (see map).
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Informal parking is available at pullouts along White River and Little Wenatchee Roads. No restrooms are available.
    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.
    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
    • 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.