Cowlitz
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mark Grabski
Manager
P.O. Box 758
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-6223

 
Wildlife Areas
Cowlitz Wildlife Area
Kiona Creek Unit
The 415-acre Kiona Creek unit is located off Savio Road west of Randle. It is managed for black-tailed deer, dabbling ducks, and other riparian forest and forested wetland habitat species. There are three perennial creeks (Squaw, Kiona and Oliver) that have been largely altered to drain water from the agricultural fields that comprise the western portion of the unit. Squaw and Oliver creeks supply water to the large wetland area that comprises the eastern portion of the unit. In 2004, a wetland restoration plan was completed to optimize the habitat value and restore hydrology to more natural conditions.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

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

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Spawning Salmon
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From I-5: Head east on US Highway 12 (45.8 mi), turn right at Savio Rd (331 ft), turn left at Savio Rd E (0.1 mi)
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Limited Parking No restrooms
    Other Information
    No Restrictions
    Unique Features
    Salmon spawn in Kiona Creek and it is a pleasant walk through a mixed decidious / conifer forest to the forage fields where elk and deer can be observed.
    Other Information
    Some hunting occurs on this unit during legal seasons so safe practices should be observed when visiting.
     
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Cowlitz 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
    • Dog walking
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • 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.