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Lake Helena

Wildlife Management Area

Site Facts

  • Open:Jan 1 - Dec 31
  • Size: 157 acres
  • Elevation: 3658 ft
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 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.

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 Code Definitions

  • Common Common Abundance
  • UncommonUncommon Abundance
  • RareRare Abundance
  • IncidentalIncidental Occurrence
  • Historic OccurrenceHistoric Occurrence
  • Unknown AbundanceAbundance Unknown