Wildlife Area Location

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

Wildlife Areas
Methow Wildlife Area
Golden Doe Unit
The Golden Doe unit is 1,514 acres about 3 ½ miles south of Twisp off the west side county road. It is bordered on the west by USFS lands and on all other sides by private lands. Elevation ranges from 1,480 feet on the Methow River bottom to 3,000 feet in the southwest corner. It was acquired for mule deer winter range and the biodiversity of its large riparian areas on the Methow River. Its primarily east and south facing slopes are dominated by bitterbrush and bunchgrasses along the east face of McClure Mountain. Alder Creek bisects the unit from northwest to southeast. A large riparian area on the east side of the Methow River, known as Prewitt Island, is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    Follow Old Twisp-Carlton Hwy south of Twisp approximately 5 miles. Small road on right crosses over Alder Creek.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Parking at end of road 1/8 mile off Old Twisp-Carlton Hwy. No motor vehicle access onto Golden Doe Unit.

    See listing of Methow Access Sites and Facility Information

    Other Information
    No parking access during winter months
    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
    No activities currently listed for this Unit.

    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.