Columbia Basin
Wildlife Area Location

Chad Eidson
6653 Road K NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 765-6641

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Columbia Basin Wildlife Area
Gloyd Seeps Unit
Most of the 10,982 acres of the Gloyd Seeps unit are along Crab Creek, midway between Moses Lake and the small town of Stratford to the north. A second parcel to the southwest encompasses a portion of Rocky Ford Creek. Numerous wetlands, ponds and seeps are surrounded by the older shrub-steppe uplands and basalt scablands. Fires have created grasslands along most of the area on the west side of Crab Creek. WDFW manages 172 acres of farmland within this unit. Other developments include about 18 acres of shrub plots, four diked ponds, four water control structures on four tributary creeks, several access roads and parking areas. Rocky Ford Creek and Homestead Creek are quality trout fishing waters. This unit supports one of the two remaining populations of northern leopard frogs in Washington. Sage grouse are also found here.
Viewing Opportunities


  • Birds of Prey
  • Eagles
  • Shorebirds
  • Songbirds
  • Upland Birds
  • Wading Birds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Moses Lake, take Stratford Road north toward the town of Stratford. County roads provide vehicle access from Stratford Road into the Gloyd Seeps Wildlife Area.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    WDFW maintains several parking areas accessed by County roads or primitive roads within the wildlife area. There are no outhouses. WDFW parking areas and access roads can be found at the following locations: From Stratford Road; east on Rd 7 NE just east of Crab Creek, At Road 9.5 NE on Stratford Road; on the southside of Crab Creek, On the west side of Stratford Road 1/2 mile north of Road 10 NE, One mile west of Stratford Road on Road 12 NE, One mile west of Stratford Road on Road 14 NE, Two miles west of Stratford Road on Road 16 NE and Five miles west of Stratford Road on Road 20 NE.

    See listing of Gloyd Seeps Access Sites and Facility Information

    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    Green Dot Maps
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