Cowlitz
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mark Grabski
Manager
P.O. Box 758
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-6223

 
Wildlife Areas
Cowlitz Wildlife Area
Spears Unit
The 418-acre Spears unit south of Randle is managed for black-tailed deer, dabbling ducks, emergent wetland, forested wetland, riparian forest and riparian shrub habitat. A large pond was created by the installation of a dike to retain water for mill operations prior to WDFW management. Two creeks flow through the unit and converge near the western boundary before draining into the Cowlitz River. Siler Creek, which flows along the southeastern boundary of the unit, is diked to keep water out of adjacent agricultural fields.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

  • Birds of Prey
  • Songbirds
  • Waterfowl
  • Mammals

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From I-5: Head east on Highway 12 (48.3mi), Turn right onto State Route 131 (2.0mi), Turn left onto Spears Road (0.7mi), pull out and kiosk on the left hand side of the road.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Parking limited No restroom
    Other Information
    No restrictions
    Unique Features
    The emergent wetland in front of you is dominated by reed canarygrass -- an introduced invasive species. Historically, this site would have looked much different and efforts to restore this area to those historic conditions are currently underway.
     
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Cowlitz Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Wildlife Area Habitat Conservation Plans
    Weekender Report
    Wildlife Viewing Guides
    Accessing Washington's Outdoors
    Find a Water Access Site
       MAPPING
    GoHunt - Interactive Mapping
       OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
    • Bird watching
    • Dog walking
    • Hunting
    • Trapping
    • Wildlife viewing
     

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    Activities may include restrictions or require permits. Please see Public Conduct Rules for more information.