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Methow
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Tom McCoy
Manager
350 Bear Creek Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
(509) 996-2559

 
For more information on
Wildlife Areas, please contact
the WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515
E-mail: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

 

Parking Information
A Discover Pass or
Vehicle Access Pass
is REQUIRED
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

Methow Wildlife Area
Rendezvous Unit
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.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

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

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Spawning Salmon
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    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.
    Unique Features
    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.
    Other Information
    Motorized vehicles are NOT permitted on the Methow Wildlife Area.
     
    The Discover Pass - Your ticket to Washington's great outdoors
    A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass is required on all WDFW lands.
    Learn more at
    DiscoverPass.wa.gov
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Methow Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
       MAPPING
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
       OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
    No activities currently listed for this Unit.
     

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