The 963-acre Olympic unit is located 15 miles north of Aberdeen in Grays Harbor County and consists of several parcels within the Wishkah River Valley. This unit is managed for elk winter forage habitat and to reduce elk damage to private property. Habitat types include riparian, wetland and old growth forest. Mowing, reseeding and fertilizing are conducted to improve elk forage.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions Driving Directions/ Parking and Restrooms/ Seasonal Restrictions: Main two sites This area consists of numerous land parcels scattered through out the Wishkah and Wynoochee River drainages. There are currently no maintained parking areas and no Restrooms. To access these areas please use the online mapping feature on the WDFW website.
Parking/Restroom Information No Restrooms
The Wildlife Area consists of forests and small fields, which are scattered among small, private tree farms, DNR land, and corporate timberlands. Various streams wind their way through lush rain forests. Vegetation includes Douglas fir, alder, and big-leaf maple as the primary tree species. Lower canopy and groundcover species including trailing blackberry, salmonberry, fireweed, vine maple, cascara, salal, and other valuable, herbaceous forage plants. Although the purchase of the area was intended for management of elk, management has also increased upland bird use and provides habitat for various other species of wildlife. Bald eagles frequent the area and ruffed and blue grouse are common. Salmon and other fish species occupy the rivers. These areas are popular during hunting season and used throughout the year for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing.
No overnight parking or camping
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov