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Cowlitz Wildlife Area, Washington
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Description: 15,420 acres. 10 units including Cowlitz Hatchery are in the Cowlitz Wildlife Area. Recreational opportunities include fishing with the greatest use on the very popular Riffe and Mayfield lakes; however both Davis Lake and Swofford Pond are also used. The 520-acre Swofford Unit consists of Swofford Pond and the surrounding uplands. A warmwater fish program with bluegill, black crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, brown bullhead, and rainbow and brown trout has become quite popular. The Davis Lake Unit occurs near the town of Morton and consists of 61 acres. The lake is reported to support brown bullhead and cutthroat trout, and is planted annually by the department with rainbow trout. Fishing is mainly from boats because the shoreline is mostly inaccessible. The 520-acre Kosmos Unit receives high use by the general public for a variety of recreational purposes, particularly in summer and fall. These uses include hang gliding and wind surfing, camping, and horseback riding. Off-road vehicles (ORVs) are prohibited from all Cowlitz Wildlife Area lands. Some camping is possible at the east end of Rifle Lake depending upon the water level.

Location: Near Mossyrock on US 12, adjacent to Riffle Lake and Mayfield Lake.   Latitude: 46.538938   Longitude: -122.413831

Address: Cowlitz Wildlife Area
P.O. Box 758
Morton, WA  98356
Phone: (360)496 -6223

Season: year round

Fee: $11.50/day;$35/annual pass

Reservations: no
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