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Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River

Site Facts

  • Open:Jan 1 - Dec 31
  • Size: 123 acres
  • Elevation: 3898 ft

Important Notice

Open during established hunting seasons with no weapons restrictions.

Upper Yellowstone River access.

Pelican Fishing Access Site is located on the Yellowstone River 442 miles from the mouth on the right hand side as you face downstream.  Otter Creek is the next access site upstream from Pelican. 



I-90 Exit 392 to North Frontage Road, west 12.2 miles, then north 0.3 miles on Lower Sweet Grass Road.
(Lat 45.752766 , Lng -109.76764 )

Restrictions & Closures

Restrictions & Closures

Weapons Restriction

Open during established hunting seasons with no weapons restrictions.

Stay Limit

Maximum stay of 7 days allowed.

Vehicle Length

Site is accessible.

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