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Lost Creek

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:May 15 - Dec 2
  • Size: 1403 acres
  • Elevation: 6542 ft

Opens noon on May 15. The Lost Creek WMA covers 1,600 acres located on the north side of Lost Creek, surrounded mostly by forest service lands. The majority of the area is approximately 1,200 acres of open bunchgrass rangeland at elevations from 5,600 to 7,200 feet. There is also a north slope stand of Douglas Fir forest of 160 acres that provides important thermal and hiding cover for wintering elk.

Management Goal

Management Goal

To provide winter range for elk, mule deer and bighorn sheep and provide outdoor recreational opportunities.

Directions

Directions

From junction with Montana Secondary Highway 273 and Lost Creek Road, drive 4 miles Northwest on Lost Creek Road. Turn right at mailboxes onto unmarked dirt road and proceed to the WMA.
(Lat 46.202 , Lng -112.943 )

Contact Information

Contact Information

  • Ray Vinkey
  • PO Box 1066
  • Philipsburg, MT   59858
  • (406) 859-1704
  • rvinkey@mt.gov
Hunting Access System

Hunting Access System

Walk-in from established roads.

Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

Management Restriction

CLOSED (12/1 - 5/14)
Closed to protect wildlife during the critical winter period.

Seasonal Restriction

OPEN (5/15 - 11/30)
Opens noon on May 15.