"Mark, what kinds of recreational activities can I do on the Pennock Mountain Wildlife Habitat Management Area?"

The Game and Fish Pennock Mountain Wildlife Habitat Management Area is a great place for anyone to enjoy the outdoors. You can hike, camp, fish, watch wildlife and hunt here. 

Pennock is 11,091 acres and is located five miles northeast of Saratoga.  There are 33 miles of open roads and trails for users to travel through the habitat area to view wildlife and access adjacent public lands. Some wildlife species that can be seen there are pronghorn, elk, mule deer, black bear, sage grouse and numerous other birds and small mammals. Chokecherries can be harvested in the fall in a number of the drainages coming off the mountain.  Beavers were reintroduced to the Lake Creek drainage and some limited brook trout fishing opportunity exists in the ponds they have created. There are also designated camping spots where users can camp for up to 14 days. Learn more about the opportunities and see a map online.

Vehicle access is prohibited from December 1 to April 30 each year to reduce disturbance to wintering wildlife; but, you can still hike and use horses to access the unit during this time. Pennock Mountain is managed through a 1962 cooperative agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission.

Mark Cufaude
Saratoga Habitat and Access Biologist

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