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Shillapoo
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Daren Hauswald
Manager
2108 Grand Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661
(360) 906-6756

 
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 

Shillapoo Wildlife Area
Vancouver Lake Unit
The 477-acre unit at the south end of Vancouver Lake was acquired as two separate parcels. This unit is very popular with the public and receives a wide variety of uses due to its close proximity to Vancouver. A boat launch is located on the south shore.

WDFW has provided assistance to County Parks and other groups to restore wetland habitat around Vancouver Lake. The Clark Public Utilities has provided the water supply needed to successfully manage the wetland basins on the County Parks and WDFW properties.

Viewing Opportunities

Birds

  • Birds of Prey
  • Eagles
  • Marine Brids
  • Shorebirds
  • Songbirds
  • Wading Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Deer
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From the east and south: Take exit 1D (Fourth Plain)off of Interstate 5. Turn west onto Fourth Plain and go about 2 miles to Fruit Valley RD. Turn north onto Fruit Valley Rd. then west onto La Frambois RD. Go .5 miles on La Frambois Rd and the Vancouver Lake unit will be on the west side of the road. The road will dead end at Vancouver Lake.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There are two parking lots in this unit and one vault toilet.
    Other Information
    Target shooting is prohibited during migratory and upland hunting seasons. The unit closed to dog training from April 15th to July 1st.
    Access Site #2
    Driving Directions
    From the north: Take exit 4 (78 th Street) off of Interstate 5. Turn west onto NW 78th Street, and go to Fruit Valley Road. Turn south onto Fruit Valley Rd and go about 2 miles to La Frmbois RD. Turn west onto La Frambois Rd and follow the road on to the wildlife area.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There are two parking lots in this unit and one vault toilet.
    Other Information
    Target shooting is prohibited during migratory and upland hunting seasons. The unit closed to dog training from April 15th to July 1st.
    Unique Features
    This unit is a pheasant release site, but is still primarily managed for wintering waterfowl habitat. There is a boat launch at this unit to Vancouver Lake.
    Other Information
    Off road driving and ATVs are prohibited. Trap shooting on this unit is only allowed in the designated area behind the kiosk located at the first parking lot. No trap shooting during upland bird and waterfowl seasons. Use of rifles and pistols is prohibited. Dog training is not allowed from April 15th through July 1st each year.
     
    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
    Shillapoo 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
    • Bird watching
    • Boating
    • Dog training/trials
    • Dog walking
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Target shooting/trap shooting/archery
    • Trapping
    • 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.