Mount Saint Helens
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Daren Hauswald
Manager
2108 Grand Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 906-6756

 
Wildlife Areas
Mount Saint Helens Wildlife Area
Altoona Unit
The 177-acre Altoona Unit consists of three parcels located along the Grays and Deep Rivers north of Grays Bay. The parcels contain sitka spruce forest, tidelands and mudflats, as well as forested wetlands. The tideland and mudflat parcel is only accessible by boat. The Oneida Boat Launch and Access Site is located on the western-most parcel.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

  • Waterfowl
  • Shorebirds
  • Wading birds
  • Eagles
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    Route 1 to the tidelands and Oneida Boat Launch: From Skamokawa, travel west 18 miles on State Highway 4 to Oneida Road. Turn south on Oneida Road and drive two miles to the Oneida Access Site and boat launch. The tideland parcel starts half-mile downstream on Deep River.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There are no parking areas or restrooms on the tideland parcel along Grays Bay or the eastern upland forested parcel off of Miller Point Road.

    There is a parking area and restrooms at the Oneida Access site and boat launch.

    Access Site #2
    Driving Directions
    Route 2 to the eastern-most, upland sitka spruce parcel: From State Highway 4 in Wahkiakum County, turn south onto Mill Pond Road. Go about half-mile then turn left onto Miller Point road and travel about a quarter-mile to the site.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There are no parking areas or restrooms on the tideland parcel along Grays Bay or the eastern upland forested parcel off of Miller Point Road.

    There is a parking area and restrooms at the Oneida Access site and boat launch.

    Unique Features
    Post mature spruce forest
    Other Information
    The tideland parcel floods on a daily basis. During low tides the vast majority of the unit becomes mudflats. Users should check the tides and water levels before traveling to the area to ensure access to and from the unit.
     
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
       MAPPING
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    Green Dot Maps
       OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
    No activities currently listed for this Unit.
     

    If you are Hunting or Fishing, remember to check all current regulations.

    Activities may include restrictions or require permits. Please see Public Conduct Rules for more information.