The Grouse Flats unit is located in Garfield County about 65 miles southwest of the town of Asotin. Elevations range from 3,600 to 4,160 feet. It includes some ponds, but no year-round creeks or significant drainages.
Grouse Flats was acquired in 1967 with the intent to reduce elk damage complaints and establish a large continuous wildlife area. About 200 acres of open meadows are currently enrolled in a sharecrop agreement to improve big game forage. Small ponds have been developed to increase water available to wildlife, and salt is provided annually.
In addition to elk, Grouse Flats supports white-tailed and mule deer, turkey, ruffed and blue grouse, bear and cougar, and a multitude of non-game wildlife species including several state threatened and candidate species.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions From Asotin, drive south on State Hwy 129 towards Anatone. From Anatone, continue south down the Rattlesnake Grade to the Grande Ronde River. At the Grande Ronde, take a right and drive west along the Grande Ronde to Troy, Oregon. From Troy Oregon, take the Troy/Pomeroy road and travel north up a steep grade for approximately 15 miles. Upon entering Washington, continue traveling to the intersection of Kessler/Mill Road. At the intersection, continue north for approximately 1/2 mile and take the first dirt road to the left, which is the entrance to the wildlife area.
Parking/Restroom Information There are several pull off areas and camping areas along the gravel entrance road to the wildlife area. Do not drive into fields at the end of the gravel road. There are no restrooms available.
Other Information Open year-round; however, snow will restrict motorized access in the winter.
This is mainly a deer and elk area. Wolves have been reported in this area and may be more observable in the future.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov