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Mexican Creek

Recreational Uses:
    

This area, eight miles west of Lander, was established in 1989 through a conservation easement.  The land provides winter range for elk and mule deer.  Mexican Creek provides visitors with a unique opportunity to view nature.  Even a rare glimpse of a peregrine falcon is possible.

You will find sagebrush grasslands, grassy mountain meadows and conifer patches dotting the landscape.  Besides elk using this area for winter range, some cow elk give birth to their calves here.  Mule deer, moose, black bears and a few bighorn sheep also share this habitat.  Ruffed grouse, cottontail rabbits, coyotes and many songbirds may also be observed.

Public access on private lands for recreation and hunting is provided from September 1 to December 31 each year. Private lands within this area are closed January 1 to August 31.

Designated parking areas have been established in key locations.  Look for directional signs in each parking area that will provide you with access information.

This WHMA lies within bear country, please visit our bear wise page for information on recreating in bear country - https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Wildlife-in-Wyoming/More-Wildlife/Large-Carnivore/Grizzly-Bear-Management/Bear-Wise-Wyoming.

Camping is not allowed on this property.

Mexican Creek is open to the public each year from September 1 through December 31.  The area is closed January 1 through August 31.

Last Modified: 8/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

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