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The Texas Creek unit is 1,371 acres about three miles south of Carlton. It includes four parcels surrounded by DNR land to the east of the Methow River. Elevation ranges from 1,390 feet on the Methow River to 2,950 feet on the east boundary. It was purchased for mule deer winter range, with salmonid habitat on the mile of Methow riverfront included. The area is primarily west and south facing slopes dominated by bitterbrush, sage and bunchgrasses, considered important shrub steppe habitat for a variety of songbirds, herptiles, wintering bald eagles, and other wildlife species.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions Off Hwy 153, turn north onto Stokes Road, 5 miles south of Carlton.
Parking/Restroom Information Park at kiosk sign at end of road. No restrooms
Other Information no access in winter. Road is not plowed past private property boundary.
Access Site #2
Driving Directions In Carlton, drive east on Texas Creek Road for 3 miles.
Parking/Restroom Information Park on Texas Creek Road. No drive-in access. No restrooms.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov