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Sherman Creek Wildlife Area

Eastern Washington > Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range
48.6084, -118.1380 Map & Directions
Length
8.0 miles of trails
Highest Point
1500 feet
View of Lake Roosevelt. Photo by Big L. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites
  • Rivers

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The Sherman Creek Wildlife Area lies just west of Kettle Falls across the Columbia River. A network of trails crisscross through the portion of the wildlife area that sits between Highway 20 and the Columbia River. Continue reading

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Hiking Sherman Creek Wildlife Area

The Sherman Creek Wildlife Area lies just west of Kettle Falls across the Columbia River. A network of trails crisscross through the portion of the wildlife area that sits between Highway 20 and the Columbia River. These trails parallel the river with a few loops being formed in the process. Many paths intersect here including hiking trails, game trails and access roads. It can be a bit of a tangle, so consider taking a photo of the map at the trailhead to reference as you walk.

Two trailheads provide good parking (listed from north to south), the Headquarters Trailhead and Mellenberger Bridge Trailhead. Visitors can either hike the entire length of the wildlife area in an out-and-back trip from the Headquarters TH or form a variety of shorter loops. One popular hike here is the Sherman Point Loop, which starts from Mellenberger Bridge.

WTA Pro Tip: Look for whitetail deer, mule deer, bald eagles, turkeys, waterfowl and songbirds as you hike here.

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Sherman Creek Wildlife Area

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 48.6084, -118.1380 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Headquarters Trailhead: From Kettle Falls head west on WA-395 for 3.7 miles. Turn left onto Highway 20 for 1.6 miles, then the parking area will be on your left. Space for 8 cars.

Mellenberger Bridge Trailhead: From Kettle Falls head west on WA-395 for 3.7 miles. Turn left onto Highway 20 for 2.2 miles, then turn left onto Mellenberger Road for 0.8 mile. Park in the pullout in front of the bridge.

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Eastern Washington > Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sherman Creek Wildlife Area

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