|The 2,774-acre Snoqualmie Wildlife Area consists of six units located in Snohomish and King counties. The wildlife area is situated within the Snohomish watershed, including the Skykomish and Snohomish rivers, which join to form the Snohomish River. Three wildlife area units, including the Stillwater, Cherry Valley, and Crescent Lake units, are located near the city of Duvall. The other three units, including the Ebey Island and Spencer Island units and the Corson Wildlife Preserve, are located near the city of Everett.
Habitats include open water, estuary, various types of wetlands, riparian areas, forested uplands, and seasonally flooded agricultural land. The various units contain a wide range of wildlife including waterfowl, eagles and chinook salmon.
WDFW acquired the wildlife area properties between 1964 and 2008, using federal and state funding. The department primarily manages the wildlife area to preserve and enhance wildlife and their habitats, and to provide opportunities for hunting, and wildlife-related recreational opportunities.
The Stillwater, Crescent Lake and Cherry Valley Units were purchased with grant funds from the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation fund and bonds from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). The Cherry Valley grant is specific regarding "hunting and wildlife-related recreation," but the Stillwater and Crescent Lake Units are not. The Spencer Island unit was purchased with US Fish and Wildlife Service Duck Stamp and RCO Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account funds and Ebey Island was purchased with National Coastal Wetlands grant funds.