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Belinda Rotton
21961 Wylie Road
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 445-4441
(360) 445-2093 fax

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Skagit Wildlife Area
Cottonwood Island Unit
This is a forested island south of Mt. Vernon, at the head of the Skagit River delta where it splits into north and south forks on its way to Skagit Bay. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) transferred ownership of this 169-acre parcel to WDFW in 2001. It is representative of a historic habitat type of the Skagit Valley (prior to logging and development) that supports a variety of forest birds and raptors, primarily buteos and eagles.

This unit is closed to the public at this time to protect sensitive wildlife, particularly bald eagle nesting and roosting habitat.

Viewing Opportunities


  • Birds of Prey
  • Eagles
  • Songbirds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Spawning Salmon
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
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    Skagit Wildlife Area Waterfowl Hunting Guide
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    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.