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Jim Gerchak
4686 Wishkah Road
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 533-5676
(360) 538-2975 fax

For more information on
Wildlife Areas, please contact
the WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515
E-mail: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov


Parking Information
A Discover Pass or
Vehicle Access Pass
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

Olympic Wildlife Area
Anderson Homestead Unit
The Anderson Homestead unit is 41 acres located five miles south of Forks in Clallam County. The unit is managed as elk winter forage habitat and riparian habitat. Reseeding and fertilizing are conducted to improve elk forage.
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Forks, drive south on Hwy 101 approximately 4 miles to Furman road. Turn right on Furman road .3 miles (end of road) to gate.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Unimproved parking No Restrooms
    Unique Features
    This site has managed elk meadows, riparian habitat and access by foot to Bogachiel River. Roosevelt elk and Black-tailed deer use the meadows year round. Best times to see are early morning and late evening. Eagles, Osprey, and Dippers are common along the river. Numerous songbirds use the diverse habitat provided at this area.
    Other Information
    No overnight camping or parking.
    The Discover Pass - Your ticket to Washington's great outdoors
    A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass is required on all WDFW lands.
    Learn more at
    Olympic Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    • Bird watching
    • Dog walking
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Wildlife viewing

    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.