Wildlife Area Location

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

Wildlife Areas
Skagit Wildlife Area
Telegraph Slough Unit
During the early 1970s, the construction of State Highway 20, crossing the Swinomish Channel to Fidalgo Island, was built through a portion of Telegraph Slough. This created a shorter inter-tidal slough on the north side of the highway, and a freshwater wetland on the south side. DNR owns the 30-acre isolated wetland and a land use agreement with them allows WDFW to manage it for waterfowl hunting and wildlife observation. A parking area on the south side of Highway 20 provides access.
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Small Mammals
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Interstate 5, go west on Highway 20 about six miles. Parking area is on the south side of the divided highway. West-bound traffic may make a U-turn onto east-bound lanes just before the Twin Bridges.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Parking is available at this Unit. There are no restroom facilities.
    Skagit Wildlife Area Waterfowl Hunting Guide
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    • Bird watching
    • 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.