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Johns River
Wildlife Area Location

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

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

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


Parking Information
A Discover Pass or
Vehicle Access Pass
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

Johns River Wildlife Area
Chinook Unit
The 850-acre Chinook unit is east of Ilwaco near the mouth of the Columbia River in Pacific County. The property focus is estuary restoration.
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    From Chinook, drive approximately .5 miles North on Hwy 101 to intersection with Lingenfelter road. Drive East on Lingenfelter road .2 miles to undeveloped parking area on North side of road.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Unimproved parking No Restrooms
    Access Site #2
    Driving Directions
    From Chinook, drive approximately 2 miles North on Hwy 101. There is a unimproved parking area on the East side of the highway.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Unimproved parking No Restrooms
    Unique Features
    A Fresh water wetland, riparian habitat, and salt-water estuary restoration project is in progress at this site. Waterfowl, elk, deer, and pheasant are hunted during established seasons. This site also offers an excellent opportunity for bird watching. Pheasant release area.
    Other Information
    No overnight camping or parking allowed. Pheasant release area.
    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
    Johns River 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
    No activities currently listed for this Unit.

    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.