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Jim Gerchak
4686 Wishkah Road
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 533-5676
(360) 538-2975 fax

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Olympic Wildlife Area
Olympic Unit
The 963-acre Olympic unit is located 15 miles north of Aberdeen in Grays Harbor County and consists of several parcels within the Wishkah River Valley. This unit is managed for elk winter forage habitat and to reduce elk damage to private property. Habitat types include riparian, wetland and old growth forest. Mowing, reseeding and fertilizing are conducted to improve elk forage.
Viewing Opportunities


  • Birds of Prey
  • Songbirds
  • Upland Birds
  • Mammals

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    Driving Directions/ Parking and Restrooms/ Seasonal Restrictions: Main two sites This area consists of numerous land parcels scattered through out the Wishkah and Wynoochee River drainages. There are currently no maintained parking areas and no Restrooms. To access these areas please use the online mapping feature on the WDFW website.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    No Restrooms
    Unique Features
    The Wildlife Area consists of forests and small fields, which are scattered among small, private tree farms, DNR land, and corporate timberlands. Various streams wind their way through lush rain forests. Vegetation includes Douglas fir, alder, and big-leaf maple as the primary tree species. Lower canopy and groundcover species including trailing blackberry, salmonberry, fireweed, vine maple, cascara, salal, and other valuable, herbaceous forage plants. Although the purchase of the area was intended for management of elk, management has also increased upland bird use and provides habitat for various other species of wildlife. Bald eagles frequent the area and ruffed and blue grouse are common. Salmon and other fish species occupy the rivers. These areas are popular during hunting season and used throughout the year for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing.
    Other Information
    No overnight parking or camping
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
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    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
    Green Dot Maps
    • Bird watching
    • Boating
    • Dog walking
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Hunting
    • Mountain biking
    • 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.