WHMA / WHMA / Camp Creek


Public Access Area Open: May 1 at 6am - Dec 1
Recreation Opportunities: Fishing, Hunting, Trapping, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Amenities: Parking
Restrictions: Dec. 1 - May 1 at 6am
Additional Restrictions: No human presence from Dec 1 - May 1 at 6am No unauthorized motor vehicle beyond parking area No overnight camping, open fires or fireworks Certified weed free hay and straw required No Collection of shed antlers or horns January 1-May 1 at 6:00 AM
Total Acres: 149.4

Comprising of approximately 150 acres, this wildlife habitat management area is in the southwest corner of the Gros Ventre Range off U.S. Highway 189. This is historic elk winter range and more than 2,000 elk winter here. Damage to haystacks on adjacent property prompted the establishment of feedgrounds in this area. More than 1,000 tons of hay are required to feed elk each winter.
Meandering streams, steep slopes, timbered ridges and scattered meadow bottoms provide rich habitat for many bird species. More than 35 species of birds have been identified in this area. Grosbeaks, hummingbirds, swallows, and tanagers are the most common species.
The land within and surrounding this area is crucial winter habitat for more than 75 moose. A herd of approximately 40 bighorn sheep find much needed habitat on the rocky grasslands between Stinking Springs and Hoback Junction. The land adjacent to this area provides sufficient food for blue and ruffed grouse and black bear.
Little and Big Horse creeks support populations of cutthroat and brook trout. Fishing in these creeks is fair. Excellent opportunities also exist for hiking, photography, and wildlife viewing. Public access is not available by vehicle.

This WHMA lies within bear country, please visit our bear wise page for information on recreating in bear country -
Camping is not allowed on this property.
This area is closed each year from December 1 (12:00 am) through May 1 (6:00 am).


For questions about this Public Access Area, please contact:
Jackson Regional Office

420 N. Cache ST
Jackson, WY 83001
ph: (307) 733-2321
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Last Updated: 6/28/2019
*Some boundary areas are missing and will be updated as soon as possible.
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