Southwest - Region 5
Kessina Lee

Regional Director

5525 S 11th Street
Ridgefield, WA 98642

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
excluding legal holidays

Telephone (360) 696-6211
Fax (360) 906-6776



Region 5 HeadquartersThis region offers many splendid resources including a large elk population, many fine steelhead streams and one of the only wild fall Chinook salmon runs in the state.

This southwest corner contains the state's only active volcano, Mount Saint Helens. Also located here are the only active sandhill crane nests and the last western pond turtles in the state. Other varied habitats in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area support a unique grouping of rare and potentially endangered species, such as western gray squirrel, peregrine falcon, pileated woodpecker and steelhead trout.

License sales
Licenses can easily be purchased over the Internet, or in person at one of over 500 license dealers statewide. For a list of dealers located closest to you, click here.

Our customer service staff will be happy to help you with information about the area's watchable wildlife and other fish and wildlife opportunities in the area. Hunting and fishing regulation pamphlets and other fish and wildlife information is available at the office free of charge.

To drive to this office:

From I-5 northbound or southbound: Take Exit 14 (Ridgefield exit).  Go west on Pioneer/269th Avenue to the first roundabout.  Take the second turn off the roundabout and travel south on South 56th Place.  Go approximately .5 miles and road will turn left into South 6th Way.  Go approximately .5 miles to stop sign at Timm Road and turn right onto Timm Road.  Go south approximately .5 miles to South 11th Street and turn right onto South 11th Street.  At the end of South 11th Street turn left into the parking lot.

Wildlife Areas
Water Access Sites
Authorized Licensed Sales Locations
Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
Employment Opportunities
The Weekender Report The Weekender Report
The latest in fish and wildlife recreational opportunities across Washington State.
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Southwest Region Weekender Report
Report Elk Hoof Rot/Deformation Sightings
Region 5 Fishing Hotline
Region 5 Fishing Reports
Buoy 10 Fishing Reports
Columbia River Compact Action Notices and Fact Sheets
Vehicle Use Permit
Vehicle Use Permit
Buy Access to WDFW Areas
Field Trial Permit Application
Applications for field trials are submitted to regional offices in the region that the intended field trial is located at least 30 days prior to the anticipated date of the field trial.
Wildlife Area Management Plans