Oak Creek Wildlife Area Service 2017
Oak Creak wildlife area
The Oak Creek Wildlife Area covers 67,100 acres in Yakima and Kittitas counties, about 15 miles northwest of Yakima. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) first acquired land in the area in 1940 to provide a home for the growing Yakima elk herd that was conflicting with private landowners, orchard growers and livestock producers. The area now has a winter feeding program that has helped to reduce damage to agricultural lands and also provides a great opportunity to see elk up close.
Because of the beautiful back country roads and wildlife, Oak Creek gets a lot of use. And unfortunately with all that use comes damage and trash. The OUTDOORTREE team enjoys spending time in the Oak Creek Wildlife area and decided to give back and do a service ride here.
Flagship Tiger 800 XC, a Honda Africa Twin and a Toyota Tundra join in. The team had a fun day riding and camping and then got to work and cleaned up some of the popular camp sites on Oak Creek to help keep the area pristine for others and the wildlife.