Chief Joseph
Wildlife Area Location

Bob Dice
1049 Port Way
Clarkston, WA 99403
(509) 758-3151

Wildlife Areas
Chief Joseph Wildlife Area
Chief Joseph Unit
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Bear
  • Bighorn sheep
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Asotin, drive up Snake River road along the Snake river to Heller Bar which is located at the mouth of the Grande Ronde River. Continue along the County road, which now follows the Grande Ronde. The entrance to the wildlife area is approximately 2 miles past Heller Bar. Continue past the boundary sign on the County Road. The road will eventually leave the Grande Ronde and follow Joseph Creek. Continue up Joseph Creek to marked WDFW property along both sides of the road. There is private property in blocks along the road, which is clearly identified.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There are several access sites along the Grande Ronde and Joseph Creek. Restrooms are available.
    Other Information
    The Chief Joseph Wildlife Area is open year-round. Motorized vehicles 48" and under in size are permitted to travel up Green Gulch Road during the months of October and November only.
    Unique Features
    This wildlife area is characterized by steep canyons and brushy riparian bottoms. Elk, turkeys, quail, bighorn sheep, and deer are commonly seen along Joseph Creek.
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    No activities currently listed for this Unit.

    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.