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Whatcom
Wildlife Area Location

CONTACT INFORMATION
Richard Kessler
Manager
5975 Lake Terrell Road
Ferndale, Washington 98248
(360) 384-4723

 
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 

Whatcom Wildlife Area
British Petroleum Unit
The British Petroleum Oil Company (BP, formerly Arco) unit is about 1,000 acres of privately owned industrial land four miles north of the Lake Terrell headquarters, leased by WDFW for public hunting, fishing and other wildlife recreation. A 20-acre winter grain farming agreement with BP supports wintering waterfowl and has created a high quality waterfowl hunting area. Two ponds and adjacent wetlands have been constructed with state duck stamp funds. The unit also has weekly pheasant releases for fall hunting.
Viewing Opportunities

Birds

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

  • Deer
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    I-5 Exit 262 (Ferndale), turn R (W). Go W on Main St (becomes Mtn. View). Go appx 6 miles, road will bend right (now called Rainbow Rd). At first stop sign turn right (Kickerville Rd.) Kickerville N to Grandview Rd. L on Grandview, and go appx 2 miles. Parking area on N side of road across from main BP entrance.
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Parking lot, no restroom facilities
    Unique Features
    Pheasant release site
    Other Information
    Maps for all hunting areas are posted at the HQ parking lot, and unit maps are up at Marine Drive, Slater Road, and Intalco parking lots.

    Shotgun Use Only, No Pistol or Rifle Shooting Allowed

     
    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
    Whatcom 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
    • Bird watching
    • Dog walking
    • Hunting
    • Wildlife viewing
     

    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.