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Chief Joseph
Wildlife Area Location

Bob Dice
1049 Port Way
Clarkston, WA 99403
(509) 758-3151

For more information on
Wildlife Areas, please contact
the WDFW Wildlife Program.

Phone: 360-902-2515
E-mail: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov


Parking Information
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Vehicle Access Pass
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

Chief Joseph Wildlife Area
Chief Joseph Wildlife AreaThe Chief Joseph Wildlife Area totals 14,055 acres in Asotin and Garfield counties. It is managed in two units - Shumaker and Grouse Flats.
New Area Added
In January 2012, 2,200 acres in the Mountain View area in Asotin County were added to the Chief Joseph Wildlife Area and are now open for outdoor recreation. The parcel, along two miles of the Grand Ronde River and north along Cougar Creek, is phase one of a multi-year project to put a total of nearly 12,000 acres of the 4-O Ranch in public ownership for recreation and fish and wildlife habitat management. Many of the new property lines have been identified with “Wildlife Area” signs, but visitors should refer to this map.
How to Get Here
For driving directions and more information on this Wildlife Area's units, please click on the links below:
  • Chief Joseph
  • Grouse Flats
  • Shumaker
  • Wildlife Area Map
     Wildlife Area Map - Click to enlarge
    The Discover Pass - Your ticket to Washington's great outdoors
    A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass is required on all WDFW lands.
    Learn more at
    Chief Joseph Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping