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Wildlife Management Area

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Open: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Size: 157 acres
Elevation: 3658 ft
Nearest Town: Helena



Management Goal
Management Goal

To improve the waterfowl production potential of the land, and to provide and maintain public hunting and recreational access to the lake.

Directions
Directions

From Helena, travel north on Interstate 15 for approximately 9 miles and exit to the Lincoln Road interchange. Turn right onto Lincoln Road east (Route 453) for approximately 2.5 miles, turn right (south) onto the Lake Helena WMA. Park at kiosk.
(Lat 46.701, Lng -111.97)

Contact Information
Contact Information

Jenny Sika
930 Custer Ave
Helena, MT   59620
(406) 495-3268
jsika@mt.gov

Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Hunting/Trapping Opportunities
Ducks Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Geese Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Muskrat Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Sandhill Crane Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Snipe Go To Field Guide Field Guide
Swans Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
White-tailed Deer Go To Field Guide Field Guide Go To Hunting Guide Hunting Guide
Hunting Access System
Hunting Access System

Road to parking lot - then walk-in.

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Motorized Vehicle Restriction
RESTRICTED (3/1 - 8/30)
All vehicles must park at the kiosk.
Management Restriction
RESTRICTED (1/1 - 12/31)
Open to day-use, walk-in access year-long and the following restrictions are to help minimize disturbance to winter resting waterfowl, spring/summer nesting, brood-rearing and molting of waterfowl and shorebirds. The road from the kiosk to the lake (approximately 80 meters) is open for hand-launching of boats from September 1 to the end of waterfowl season (usually the middle of January.) All vehicles MUST park at the kiosk parking lot.
Pet Restriction
RESTRICTED (1/1 - 12/31)
Dogs MUST be on a leash April 1-August 31. Dogs must be under voice control at all other times.
Activities
Activities
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife Viewing - Lake Helena WMA Management Plan identifies wildlife viewing opportunities.
  • Hunting
  • Photography
Boat Services
Boat Services
  • Hand Launch
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
  • Information Kiosk/Map
Picnic Site
Picnic Site
  • Primitive
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • Pack in/Pack out
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.

Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance