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Featured Wildlife Area: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area

Okanogan Country | 05/13/2019 | Hiking, Methow Valley, Scenic View Points, Side Trips, State & Local Parks, The Great Outdoors, Wildlife Viewing

The Sinlahekin Wildlife Area is located within the Sinlahekin Valley. It offers a variety of fishing and recreational opportunities thanks to natural lakes, ponds, and man-made impoundments. 

  • 11 miles of trails
  • 200 feet of elevation gain
  • Hiking season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Habitat

This remarkable 14,000-acre natural area includes riparian, grasslands, shrub-steppe, pine forest, rock cliffs, streams and lakes.v

Wildlife

Year-round: Diverse habitats, vast array of flowering plants, numerous reptiles and amphibians, hawks, eagles, white-tailed deer and diversity of other wildlife.


Access

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Lands. From HWY 97, at milepost 304.6 turn west onto South Pine Creek Rd. Proceed west about 6 miles where road enters Sinlahekin Wildlife Area.

Viewing

Watch wildlife from any of the 6 viewing blinds; investigate wildlife habitats one step at a time via 11-mile nature trail, or fish the lakes.

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