Scotch Creek | Featured Wildlife Area


scotch creek Wildlife Area

Conconully, WA.

Scotch Creek Wildlife Area in Okanogan Country
Photo by WDFW


The Scotch Creek Unit is made of up of 10,512 acres and is a major recreation area for deer hunting in the fall; hiking, biking and horseback riding are among other recreation activities also enjoyed here.


The Scotch Creek Wildlife Area is primarily shrubsteppe; several springs and two lakes are also located on the property. This wildlife area was acquired primarily for the recovery of the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse with a focus of enhancement of shrubsteppe and riparian habitat.


Scotch Creek Wildlife area offers opportunities to view a variety of wildlife, including black bear, bobcat, cougar, mule and white-tailed deer, bluebird, chukar, eagle, blue and Columbian sharp-tailed grouse, gray partridge, ring-necked pheasant, quail, upland birds, songbirds, and waterfowl.


The Scotch Creek Unit is located 10 miles northwest of Omak and 4 miles southeast of Conconully in Okanogan County. The unit can be accessed from Conconully Road, Happy Hill, Silver Hill, Woodward Road, and the Limebelt Roads.


This unit is mostly shrubsteppe with some conifer forest and riparian habitat, offering opportunities to view a variety of wildlife and potential birding opportunities.

Mule Deer - Photo by Tom ReichnerPhoto by Tom Reichner


Undeveloped gravel parking area (large enough for trailer turn-around) - Discover Pass.

bonus hiking tip!

From the north end of Hess Lake Road, which takes off from Conconully Highway, a trail extends to the east end of Fish Lake on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area. It is, indeed, a wonderful hike passing by Doheney Lake and Schalow Pond, but you want to arrange for a vehicle at the other end. It would be a long day to hike both directions in one day. 

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