The Cowiche unit covers 5,107 acres south of Tieton. The South Fork Cowiche Creek flows through the unit and it supports two winter elk feed sites.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions From Hwy 12 at Yakima, exit on 40th Ave. South on 40th (up hill 5 lights) to Summitview Ave. West(right)on Summitview approx. 8.5 miles. Left on Cowiche Mill Rd. 3 miles to elk fence and gravel road. Approx. 300 yds. to small parking area on left side.
Parking/Restroom Information No facilities.
Other Information Walk-in and horseback access only. Upland range closed to public entry March-April to protect wintering big game from disturbance.
Excellent wildflower displays in spring. Pristine shrub-steppe habitat. Viewing of numerous sage-obligate wildlife species possible (after April).
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov