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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.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
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.