Wildlife Area Location

Brandon Troyer
350 Bear Creek Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
(509) 996-2559

Wildlife Areas
Methow Wildlife Area
Methow Wildlife AreaThe Methow Wildlife Area is 31,000 acres in seven units located in the Methow River watershed in the western half of Okanogan County. Acquisitions began in 1941 to relieve mule deer damage to local farmland by creating preferred habitat. Maintaining migration corridors and habitat for the Methow Valley’s migratory mule deer herds is the primary goal of most units, but other wildlife from songbirds to salmon also benefit. Many of the units border U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land. The wildlife area also provides access for wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and other recreation.
How to Get Here
For driving directions and more information on this Wildlife Area's units, please click on the links below:
  • Big Buck
  • Big Valley
  • Early Winters
  • Golden Doe
  • Methow
  • Rendezvous
  • Texas Creek
  • Wildlife Area Map
     Wildlife Area Map - Click to enlarge
    Public conduct rules for WDFW Lands restrict the discharge of firearms within 500 feet of any of the 7 designated campgrounds for the Methow Unit. See locations for all 21 WDFW designated campgrounds here.
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    Green Dot Maps