Located 7 miles south of Tonasket. the Carter Mountain wildlife unit includes over 2,240 acres of federal shrub steppe, dry grasslands, and mixed conifer forest. Known for its abundant wildlife and rich diversity of plants the preserve is also home to golden eagles and a wide variety of migratory birds. Private property borders a significant portion of the Carter Mountain Unit so please respect private property and heed the posted signs where vehicle access is not permitted. A variety of easy to moderate hiking trails range over terrain varying from broad valleys to rugged, rocky hillsides provide a host of out-and-back or loop trails. There are, however, no developed restrooms or other facilities on the preserve at this time. Bring your binoculars! Carter Mountain supports a thriving population of black bears, mule deer, cougars, and bobcats.