Sinlahekin
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Justin Haug
Manager
P.O. Box C
Loomis, WA 98827
(509) 223-3358

 
Wildlife Areas
Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
Horse Spring Coulee Unit

Located 3.5 miles west of Tonasket, the Horse Spring Coulee Unit consists of approximately 850 acres. The terrain is predominately south-facing rolling sagebrush-steppe with rock outcroppings scattered throughout. Narrow, rocky valleys run north-south through the middle of the unit and eroded sandstone hills can be found in the northeast corner of the property, which is also the unit’s highest point. Elevation ranges from about 1,400 feet to 2,200 feet.

Habitat types include sagebrush steppe and dry grasslands – no trees are found in this unit. The property was purchased in 2008 primarily for critical mule deer wintering habitat. The Horse Spring Coulee Unit has a variety of wildlife species including: mule deer, whitetail deer, song birds, various raptors, coyotes, badgers and numerous reptiles. Wildflowers and native grasses are plentiful in the spring and early summer making for a very scenic landscape. Hunting and horseback riding are popular activities on the wildlife area as well as hiking, wildlife viewing, and nature photography.


Viewing Opportunities

Birds

  • Birds of Prey
  • Songbirds
  • Mammals

  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Tonasket via North Pine Creek Rd – From Tonasket, west on 4th Ave across Okanogan River to the Hwy 7 Junction. Turn left (south) on Hwy 7 and proceed 1 mile to North Pine Creek Road. Turn right (west) and drive 3 ½ miles to the intersection of Horse Spring Coulee Road. Turn right (west) approximately 100 yards and park along the right shoulder of the road to access the property. An additional parking area can be found another ¾ of a mile on the right side of the road (look for posted signs).
    Parking/Restroom Information
    There are no designated access areas or developed facilities when visiting the Horse Spring Coulee Unit. The Aeneas Lake Access Site, which is located ¾ of a mile south of the area, has a restroom. Park alongside Horse Spring Coulee Road to access this unit.
    Other Information
    Private property borders the entire perimeter of the Horse Spring Coulee Unit. Please respect private property and read posted signs throughout the area.
     
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
       MAPPING
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    Green Dot Maps
       OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
    • Horseback riding
    • 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.