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Skagit
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Belinda Rotton
Manager
21961 Wylie Road
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 445-4441
(360) 445-2093 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 

Skagit Wildlife Area
Cottonwood Island Unit
This is a forested island south of Mt. Vernon, at the head of the Skagit River delta where it splits into north and south forks on its way to Skagit Bay. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) transferred ownership of this 169-acre parcel to WDFW in 2001. It is representative of a historic habitat type of the Skagit Valley (prior to logging and development) that supports a variety of forest birds and raptors, primarily buteos and eagles.

This unit is closed to the public at this time to protect sensitive wildlife, particularly bald eagle nesting and roosting habitat.


Viewing Opportunities

Birds

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

  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Spawning Salmon
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    No information available.
     
    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
    Skagit Wildlife Area Waterfowl Hunting Guide
    Skagit 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.