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The Rendezvous is 4,225 acres north of Winthrop, between the Chewuch and Methow rivers. All of the area is surrounded by private land. Elevations range from 1,800 to 3,500 feet. It was purchased for mule deer winter range and migratory corridors, and also serves as a staging area during early spring green up. South facing slopes are primarily sagebrush, bitterbrush and bunch grasses. North slopes are timbered with Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine. Cub Creek, Little Cub Creek and the Riser Lake area have aspen and shrub dominated riparian areas, which are important mule deer fawning areas and nesting habitat for cavity nesters and migratory songbirds.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions From Winthrop, follow `the West Chewuch Road 1.5 miles. Turn left on Rendezvous Road. Left on Gunn Ranch Road.
Parking/Restroom Information 1 mile west on Gunn Ranch Road is an ADA parking facility and restrooms.
Other Information No camping in parking area. Walk in access to Wildlife Area only.
Access Site #2
Driving Directions From Winthrop, follow the West Chewuch Road and turn left onto Cub Creek Road. Follow 1 mile.
Parking/Restroom Information Parking on Cub Creek Road or at the Cub Creek River crossing. No restrooms.
Other Information Walk in access only.
Unmaintained trails and old roads to Lewis Butte, Riser Lake, and Little Cub Creek areas. Excellent wildflower blooms in the spring (mid-May). Mule deer migratory range.
Motorized vehicles are NOT permitted on the Methow Wildlife Area.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov