Fire restrictions in place on WDFW lands
The arrival of hot, dry weather, combined with drought conditions, has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to restrict fires and other activities effective immediately on agency-managed lands in eastern Washington. Learn more >>
The Sinlahekin Wildlife Area includes more than 23,000 acres in seven units in central Okanogan County. Elevation ranges from 928 feet on the Driscoll-Eyhott Island unit to over 4,000 feet on the Sinlahekin, which comprises most of this wildlife area. The Sinlahekin is the oldest wildlife area in Washington, with the first parcels purchased in 1939 using federal Pittman-Robertson funds to preserve mule deer winter range. Fishing, hunting, camping and hiking are very popular.
How to Get Here
directions and more information on this Wildlife Area's
units, please click on the links below:
Public conduct rules for WDFW Lands restrict the discharge of firearms within 500 feet of any of the 3 designated campgrounds for the Sinlahekin Unit. See locations for all 21 WDFW designated campgrounds here.
A map of the Sinlahekin is
available at WDFW offices in
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov
Sinlahekin Ecosystem Restoration Project This is a report on the results from a study that reconstructed the conifer forest stand composition and structure on the Sinlahekin Creek and Sarsapkin Creek alluvial fans as they appeared in 1896 and compared to the stand composition and structure in 2009 of the same alluvial fans. Read the Report >>