Similkameen-Chopaka Wildlife Area

The Similkameen-Chopaka Wildlife Area is situated at the bottom of the Similkameen Valley. It offers a variety of fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.

Photo by Jason Haug


This remarkable 1,103-acre natural area includes steep mountain ranges, agricultural land, deciduous shrubs, riparian strips of cottonwood/aspen/alder, rivers and ponds. 


The Similkameen-Chopaka area offers opportunities to view a variety of wildlife including black bear, cougar, white-tailed deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, chukar, mourning dove, Canada gees, ruffed grouse, gray partridge, ring-necked pheasants, California quail, and trumpeter swans. 


The Similkameen-Chopaka Wildlife Area is located 18 miles west of Oroville along the Chopaka Road. 


The steep mountain range to the west offers spectacular scenery. Overlook the valley floor filled with agricultural land and grazing.