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Scatter Creek
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Jim Gerchak
Manager
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
is REQUIRED
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

Scatter Creek Wildlife Area
Skookumchuck Unit
The 960-acre Skookumchuck unit is located 11 miles northeast of Centralia and downstream from the Skookumchuck Dam in Thurston County. The unit is owned and managed by TransAlta in cooperation with WDFW for multiple species as part of a dam mitigation agreement.. The property consists of prairie, farmland, meadows, orchards and forest habitats that provide forage and cover for deer and elk. Habitat for upland birds including pheasant, grouse and occasionally wild turkey occurs on the Skookumchuck. Other species include state candidate butterflies (Puget blue, Taylorís checkerspot, and valley silverspot), pileated woodpecker, western bluebird, spotted frog and.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

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

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Spawning Salmon
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Southbound I-5: 1. Take Exit 88, turn Left onto US-12/ Hwy 99 SW, go 0.4 miles. 2. Stay Straight to go onto Old Hwy 99 SW, go 7.4 miles. 3. Old Hwy 99 SW becomes 6TH Ave W, go 0.2 miles. 4. Turn Right onto WA-507, go 2.2 miles. 5: Turn Left onto 184TH Ave SW go 0.6 miles. 6. 184TH Ave SW becomes Skookumchuck Rd SE, go 5.5 miles. From Northbound I-5: 1. Take Exit 88a, turn Right onto US-12/ Hwy 99 SW, go 0.2 miles. 2. Stay Straight to go onto Old Hwy 99 SW, go 7.4 miles. 3. Old Hwy 99 SW becomes 6TH Ave W, go 0.2 miles. 4. Turn Right onto WA-507, go 2.2 miles. 5: Turn Left onto 184TH Ave SW go 0.6 miles. 6. 184TH Ave SW becomes Skookumchuck Rd SE, go 5.5 miles.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There are two parking areas.
    Other Information
    During pheasant hunting season, regulated hunting hours are from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
    Unique Features
    Pheasant release hunting, salmon steelhead fishing, elk viewing, fish hatchery.
     
    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
    DiscoverPass.wa.gov
       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.