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Wildlife Management Area

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Open: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Size: 3880 acres
Elevation: 2986 ft
Nearest Town: Polson

Ninepipe Reservoir was created in 1912 as for irrigation to the surrounding Confederated Salish and Kootenai Reservation lands. The first lands of the WMA were purchased in 1953 and an active period of acquisition occured from 1955 to 1962.

The Ninepipe WMA consists of approximately 3,800 acres surrounding the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge. At approximately 3,000 feet above sea level, the property consists of rolling, open grasslands and numerous prarie potholes, or kettle ponds. There are remnants of native rough fescue grasslands but today, the area vegetation is mostly introduced grasses and croplands



Management Goal
Management Goal

To conserve and enhance habitat conditions to suport optimum production of production of upland game birds and waterfowl, while providing conditions for non-game wildlife and allowing year-round wildlife related recreational opportunities.

Directions
Directions

Ninepipe is located in the lower Flathead Valley about one mile East of Charlo. In Lake County about 20 miles south of Polson and 50 miles north of Missoula. The area is FWP owned and lies within the exterior boundaries of the Flathead Indian Reservation. The area lies on both sides of Highways 93 and 212.
(Lat 47.453, Lng -114.147)

Contact Information
Contact Information

John Grant
5791 Ninepipe Rd
Charlo, MT   59824
(406) 644-2510
jgrant@mt.gov

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Ducks Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Geese Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Gray Partridge (Hungarian Partridge) Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Ring-necked Pheasant Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Hunting Access System
Hunting Access System

Walk-in only.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Motorized Vehicle Restriction
OPEN (1/1 - 12/31)
Motorized Vehicles Prohibited.
Pet Restriction
RESTRICTED (4/1 - 8/31)
Pets on leash.
Activities
Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hunting
  • Photography
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
  • Dog Exercise Area
  • Easy Accessibility
    Parking
Other Recreation
Other Recreation
  • Fishing Pier/Platform
Picnic Site
Picnic Site
  • Primitive
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • Difficult Accessibility
    Pack in/Pack out
  • Easy Accessibility
    Toilet (Vault)
Trail
Trail
  • Interpretive Trail
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

These locations represent physical occurrences (visually confirmed) within the boundaries of the site. Many more species may be present in the area which are not listed because we do not have a visually confirmed record. If you would like to report a species sighting, a form is available.

 Amphibians
 Birds
 Reptiles
Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance