Scatter Creek
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Shane Belson
Manager
1111 Washington St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 902-2812

 
Wildlife Areas
Scatter Creek Wildlife Area
Davis Creek Unit
The Davis Creek Unit is approximately 500 acres and is located just outside of the town of Oakville near State Hwy 12. Most of the land owned by the Department is best characterized as open wetland, riparian shrub habitat, meadow/field habitat, and oak woodland. Oregon white oak communities are uncommon on the west side of the Cascade Mountains and north of the Columbia River. This oak community is valuable to wildlife because of the acorn crop it produces. The various habitats on this unit are interspersed and thus, allow for an abundance of diverse species. Species known to exist in the area include Olympic mud minnows, mink, shorebirds, elk, deer, fox, coyote, bobcat, grouse, abundant waterfowl, trumpeter swans, and a variety of salmon species. The property hosts a number of recreational activities and is actively farmed for hay through an agricultural lease. Other popular activities include hunting for waterfowl, deer, elk, and doves. The site also hosts numerous specially permitted events for dog field trials and training. There is Chehalis River access for fishing on the eastern boundary of the property. This is an excellent birding area and is recognized by the Puget Lowlands Riparian Bird Conservation Area as a priority habitat. The parking area contains an interpretive kiosk with information about the unit and a toilet facility.

Field Trials


Viewing Opportunities

Birds

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

  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Coyote
  • Fox
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Elma: Drive south on Hwy 12 to Porter. Make a right on Porter Creek Rd, then a left on South Bank Rd. Follow South Bank Rd for approximately 7 miles and look for parking area and signs on the left.

    From Oakville: Head south on State St. from Hwy 12 for approximately 3.5 miles (State St. turns into South Bank Rd.) Look for parking area and signs on the right.

    Other Information
    No overnight camping or parking.
    Unique Features
    This unit supports a variety of important habitat types and is utilized by a wide variety of fish and wildlife species. Extensive freshwater emergent wetlands, off channel sloughs and Oregon white oak woodlands highlight the ecologically unique value of this unit.
     
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Scatter Creek Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
       MAPPING
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
       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.