Klickitat
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Susan Van Lueven
Manager
Glenwood Highway
Goldendale, WA 98620
(509) 773-4459

 
Wildlife Areas
Klickitat Wildlife Area
Goldendale Hatchery Unit
This 240-acre unit is located along Spring Creek west of Goldendale adjacent to the WDFW Goldendale Fish Hatchery. It was historically a farm and its agricultural fields are now on a sharecrop agreement, with the wheat produced used for supplementary winter feed for upland game birds. Pen-reared pheasants are released for fall hunting. Other public use includes waterfowl hunting and trout fishing.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

  • Songbirds
  • Upland Birds
  • Mammals

  • Small Mammals
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Goldendale, drive 4 mi. west on State Highway 142, to the intersection with Hill Road (on a bend in the highway). Go north on Hill Rd. about 0.6 mi. There, a primitive road intersects from the east. This is the main access road to the unit.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Parking is allowed along the road. There is no restroom facility.
    Other Information
    This is a day use area. No camping or fires are permitted.
    Unique Features
    Spring Creek flows through this unit, and is available for fishing. Most of the acreage is managed as a pheasant release site.
    Other Information
    The Goldendale Hatchery Unit is managed as a pheasant hunting area. Fishing is permitted along Spring Creek (see Fishing Regulations). This 240 acre site is bordered by Fish Hatchery Road on the north, and Hill Road to the west. From Highway 142, drive about 0.7 mi. north on Hill Road and turn right on a dirt road (just north of Spring Creek) to access the site. This unit is day-use only. Marmots are sometimes observed on this unit. They present an interesting viewing opportunity for visitors. No hunting of this species is allowed.
     
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Klickitat 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
    • Bird watching
    • Fishing
    • Hunting
    • 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.