Wildlife Area Location

Susan Van Leuven
Glenwood Highway
Goldendale, WA 98620
(509) 773-4459

Wildlife Areas
Klickitat Wildlife Area
Dillacort Canyon Unit
The 200-acre Dillacort Canyon unit is within the Klickitat River Canyon eight miles downstream from the Mineral Springs unit. It is owned by BLM and managed for fish and wildlife by WDFW. Habitat types include timber, grasslands and riparian areas. Access is from State Highway 142, though most of the unit is located on the opposite side of the river and highway, which limits fishing and hunting use.
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    This unit is approximately 5.5 miles NE of Lyle. Access to the site is Milepost 5 on Highway 142 along the Klickitat River.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Parking is adjacent to the highway.
    Other Information
    The best camping and parking area is near Milepost 5, on the west side of Highway 142, beside the Klickitat River. The Klickitat Trail, which follows the west bank of the river, is an excellent hiking and mountain biking route. The nearest access points to the trail are at the lower end of the Fisher Hill Road (just west of the bridge over the river), and at Pitt, north of the Highway 142 bridge across the river.

    Rules for the use of the Klickitat Trail are posted at the access points.

    Klickitat 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
    • Bird watching
    • Camping
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Mountain biking

    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.