Fire restrictions in place on WDFW lands
The arrival of hot, dry weather, combined with drought conditions, has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to restrict fires and other activities effective immediately on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington. Learn more >>
The Early Winters unit is 650 acres northwest of Winthrop along Highway 20. WDFW owns 85 acres of the unit and holds conservation easements on the remaining privately-owned 565 acres. The Methow River runs along the east boundary. Major habitat types include riparian, mixed forest and agricultural lands. Early Winters is a popular destination for hiking and cross-country skiing.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions Winter Access only due to surrounding private property. Follow Highway 20, 1 mile north of Mazama.
Parking/Restroom Information Parking at Arrowleaf Trailhead on Highway 20. No restrooms.
Other Information Winter Access only via community ski trail system.