The 418-acre Spears unit south of Randle is managed for black-tailed deer, dabbling ducks, emergent wetland, forested wetland, riparian forest and riparian shrub habitat. A large pond was created by the installation of a dike to retain water for mill operations prior to WDFW management. Two creeks flow through the unit and converge near the western boundary before draining into the Cowlitz River. Siler Creek, which flows along the southeastern boundary of the unit, is diked to keep water out of adjacent agricultural fields.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions From I-5: Head east on Highway 12 (48.3mi), Turn right onto State Route 131 (2.0mi), Turn left onto Spears Road (0.7mi), pull out and kiosk on the left hand side of the road.
Parking/Restroom Information Parking limited No restroom
Other Information No restrictions
The emergent wetland in front of you is dominated by reed canarygrass -- an introduced invasive species. Historically, this site would have looked much different and efforts to restore this area to those historic conditions are currently underway.