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Dale Swedberg
P.O. Box C
Loomis, WA 98827
(509) 223-3358

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 

Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
Sinlahekin Wildlife AreaThe Sinlahekin Wildlife Area includes a total of about 19,500 acres in three units in central Okanogan County. Elevation ranges from 280 feet on the Driscoll Island unit to over 4,000 feet on the Sinlahekin, which comprises most of this wildlife area. The Sinlahekin is the oldest wildlife area in Washington, with the first parcels purchased in 1939 using federal Pittman-Robertson funds to preserve mule deer winter range. Fishing, hunting, camping and hiking are very popular.

Red-tailed hawk Photo Gallery
Wildlife Area staff have put together a great photo and video gallery. Take a look!
Join in a citizen science initiative to conduct long-term Ecological Integrity Monitoring Learn More!
How to Get Here
For driving directions and more information on this Wildlife Area's units, please click on the links below:
  • Chiliwist
  • Driscoll Islands
  • Sinlahekin
  • Wildlife Area Map
     Wildlife Area Map - Click to enlarge
    Public conduct rules for WDFW Lands restrict the discharge of firearms within 500 feet of any of the 3 designated campgrounds for the Sinlahekin Unit. See locations for all 21 WDFW designated campgrounds here.
    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
    Sinlahekin Ecosystem Restoration Project
    This is a report on the results from a study that reconstructed the conifer forest stand composition and structure on the Sinlahekin Creek and Sarsapkin Creek alluvial fans as they appeared in 1896 and compared to the stand composition and structure in 2009 of the same alluvial fans. Read the Report >>
    Chiliwist Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Driscoll-Eyhott Islands Wildlife Area Management Plan
    Sinlahekin 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