The Central Ferry Canyon Unit encompasses 1,908 acres of land located southwest of Brewster. Shrubsteppe habitat occurs extensively on this unit, providing habitat for sharp-tailed grouse, white-tailed jackrabbit, sage thrasher, sage and Brewer’s sparrows, mule deer and other wildlife. It also is suitable for sage grouse. Due to its northern aspect and elevation gain, the unit also supports a mixed forest habitat type including aspen, birch, Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife restored 300 acres of shrubsteppe habitat and planted thousands of trees and shrubs on the unit. Upland game birds occurring on the unit include ring-necked pheasant, California quail, grey partridge, blue grouse and Chukar. Sharp-tailed grouse are a protected species that can be found anywhere on the unit. Upland bird hunters are advised to be proficient at identifying these birds.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions From Brewster, drive south on Bridge Street cross the Columbia River, turn right at "T" on Crane Rd., proceed ~3.25 miles west on Crane Rd. to Central Ferry Canyon Rd., proceed ~ 1.75 miles south to the north boundary of the unit
Parking/Restroom Information Two major parking areas. Several pull offs. No restroom facilities.
The Unit includes a diversity of habitat types and associated wildlife species. Water birch and other woody species provide winter habitat for sharp-tailed grouse.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov