The 40,366-acre Oak Creek unit is west of Naches. A winter elk-feeding program is conducted annually to help reduce conflict with neighboring landowners. California bighorn sheep are also fed during the winter on Cleman Mountain.
Birds of Prey
How to Get Here
Map and Driving Directions
Access Site #1
Driving Directions From I-5 south of Olympia, east on Hwy 12. HQ entrance is 10 mi. east of Rimrock Retreat on left (north) side. From I-82 at Yakima, west on Hwy 12 through Naches. Four mi. west of Naches, turn left at Junction to White Pass. Proceed 2 mi. to HQ entrance on right (north) side.
Parking/Restroom Information Very large gravel parking area and viewing platform, with 3 vault toilets open year-round. Visitor center open 9a-4p during winter months (when elk feeding is underway)and staffed with Wildlife Education Corps volunteers.
Other Information Viewing sites require a Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass to park. Large portion of upland range above HQ feedsite is closed March and April to all public entry to protect big game during winter recovery period.
Popular big-game hunting area for deer, elk, bear, and sheep (permit only) during fall seasons. Popular rock-climbing routes along the Tieton River cliffs. Elk and Bighorn Sheep feedsites. Close-up viewing of animals from 10 feet. Tour trucks supported by donations available most weekends during winter. Bald and golden eagles plentiful during winter feed season at HQ site.
A Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Access Pass
is required on all WDFW lands. Learn more at DiscoverPass.wa.gov