- The region between Deer Point and Safety Harbor is a popular winter range for deer. The U.S. Forest Service, Chelan County PUD, and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have periodically enhanced the deer browse here through "prescribed" burning. Many wildlife food plants, such as bitterbrush, grow quickly and abundantly after a fire. Controlled burning also maintains or creates opening for animals to geed by removing accumulated fuels. Diversity, and therefore stability, in the ecosystem is improved by fire.
Deer Point also has its place in history as the site of "Deer Lodge", the winter range and homestead of Dan Devore, Stehekin's first and most famous horse packer. His cabins and the Forest Service guard station are gone now and the site is a Forest Service campground.
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