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Methow
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Tom McCoy
Manager
350 Bear Creek Road
Winthrop, WA 98862
(509) 996-2559

 
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
is REQUIRED
on ALL WDFW Lands

Learn more

 
Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

Methow Wildlife Area
Texas Creek Unit
The Texas Creek unit is 1,371 acres about three miles south of Carlton. It includes four parcels surrounded by DNR land to the east of the Methow River. Elevation ranges from 1,390 feet on the Methow River to 2,950 feet on the east boundary. It was purchased for mule deer winter range, with salmonid habitat on the mile of Methow riverfront included. The area is primarily west and south facing slopes dominated by bitterbrush, sage and bunchgrasses, considered important shrub steppe habitat for a variety of songbirds, herptiles, wintering bald eagles, and other wildlife species.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

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

  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • Other

  • Butterflies
  • Reptiles/Amphibians
  • Spawning Salmon
  • Wildflowers
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    Off Hwy 153, turn north onto Stokes Road, 5 miles south of Carlton.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Park at kiosk sign at end of road. No restrooms
    Other Information
    no access in winter. Road is not plowed past private property boundary.
    Access Site #2
    Driving Directions
    In Carlton, drive east on Texas Creek Road for 3 miles.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Park on Texas Creek Road. No drive-in access. No restrooms.
     
    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
    DiscoverPass.wa.gov
       OTHER INFORMATION
    Methow 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
    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.