North Olympic
Wildlife Area Location

Darric Lowery
PO Box 609
Rochester, WA 98579
(360) 273-5126

Wildlife Areas
North Olympic Wildlife Area
Elwha Unit
The Elwha unit covers 62 acres located five miles west of Port Angeles and 2.5 miles north of Highway 101. Most of the unit is situated in the 100-year floodplain of the Elwha River. It was purchased for public fishing access to the Elwha River, although currently there is no public access to the unit through the surrounding properties. It is also managed for preservation of undeveloped floodplain habitat and contains conifer and deciduous riparian forest.
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Spawning Salmon
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    This area is located on the Elwha River. It has no developed access or established parking area. Use the online mapping feature on the WDFW to locate.
    Unique Features
    Riparian habitat
    Other Information
    No overnight parking or camping.
    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
    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.