Wildlife Area Location

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

Wildlife Areas
Methow Wildlife Area
Texas Creek Unit
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.
Viewing Opportunities


  • 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
    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.
    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
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