Meet Me at the Feeding Station Elk and Bighorn Sheep at Oak Creek

Naches, Washington

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Winter feeding stations attract otherwise elusive elk and bighorn sheep for guaranteed close-up viewing. At Oak Creek Wildlife Area, near Yakima, as many as 2,000 Rocky Mountain elk dine each day. At Oak Creek Wildlife Area, approximately 2,000 elk are fed daily at 1:30 P.M. In a severe winter as many as 5,000 elk may use the feeding areas. Facilities include a large parking lot, covered viewing area, and rest rooms. The interpretive center is open from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. during most weekends—less often midweek. The center has a slide program, exhibits, a special kid’s corner, and volunteers to answer questions. There is no charge.
Washington Nature Weekends

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Washington Nature Weekends

by Sunny Walter & Janet O'Mara (Falcon Guides)

Winter feeding stations attract otherwise elusive elk and bighorn sheep for guaranteed close-up viewing. At Oak Creek Wildlife Area, near Yakima, as many as 2,000 Rocky Mountain elk dine each day. At Oak Creek Wildlife Area, approximately 2,000 elk are fed daily at 1:30 P.M.

In a severe winter as many as 5,000 elk may use the feeding areas. Facilities include a large parking lot, covered viewing area, and rest rooms. The interpretive center is open from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. during most weekends—less often midweek. The center has a slide program, exhibits, a special kid’s corner, and volunteers to answer questions. There is no charge.

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Activity Type: Nature Trips
Nearby City: Naches
Duration: Up to a weekend
Season: Best December through February
Local Contacts: Oak Creek and Cowich Wildlife Areas
Driving Directions: Directions to Meet Me at the Feeding Station: Elk and Bighorn Sheep at Oak Creek

Recent Trail Reviews

12/10/2006
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Actualy never went on th etrail but did take the opportunity to watch the Elk feeding at the station. Wonderful creatures. There were lots of them too and of every age. The volunteers at the station are a wealth of information and they will also arrange small group tours for you. One other thing, you can adopt an elk for the season. Thank is you can donate money to help feed them through the winter months. Oh, one more thing. We also saw a bald eagle in the area and the folks in the building have a set of binoculars you can use to take a better look at both the elk and the birds. Have a great time.



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