Fire restrictions in place on WDFW lands
The arrival of hot, dry weather, combined with drought conditions, has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to restrict fires and other activities effective immediately on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington. Learn more >>
Map and Driving Directions
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.
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.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov