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Wildlife Area Location

Richard Kessler
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
on ALL WDFW Lands

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Wildlife Areas
 Index of Wildlife Areas and Units 

Whatcom Wildlife Area
Intalco Unit
The Alcoa Intalco Works is 1,000 acres of industrial property, one mile south of the Lake Terrell headquarters, leased by WDFW for public hunting, fishing and other wildlife recreation. A walk-through archery range (two-mile loop through woods with 21 shooting stations) and several water impoundments and associated wetlands, have been constructed.
Viewing Opportunities


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

  • Deer
  • Small Mammals
  • How to Get Here
    Access Site #1
    Driving Directions
    I-5 exit 260 (Lummi Isl/Slater Rd). W on Slater Rd 6 miles to flashing red light (Lake Terrell Rd). Turn R (N) on Lake Terrell Rd. Go through one stop sign (Unick Rd). Parking lot on L (W).
    Parking/Restroom Information
    Parking lot, portable toilet during summer/fall months only.
    Other Information
    Occasional archery tournaments (3 in summer) will close parking area for weekend.
    Unique Features
    Pheasant release site. 4 hunting/wildlife viewing blinds. Archery range open March 15 - August 31 ($2 use fee). Walk-in fishing only. Year-round off leash dog walking. Two miles of trails.
    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.
    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
    Whatcom 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
    • Dog walking
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Target shooting/trap shooting/archery
    • 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.