more WHMA's Morgan Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area
Amsden Creek
Bud Love
Camp Creek
Chain Lakes
Cottonwood Draw
Ed O. Taylor
Fall Creek
Forbes/Sheep Mountain
Greys River
Half Moon
Horse Creek
Kirk Inberg/Kevin Roy
Laramie Peak
Medicine Lodge
Mexican Creek
Morgan Creek
Ocean Lake
Pennock Mountain
Red Canyon
Red Rim-Daley
Red Rim-Grizzly
Sand Mesa
Soda Lake
South Park
Springer/Bump Sullivan
Table Mountain
Tom Thorne/Beth Williams

Whiskey Basin
Woods Canyon

Clickable Wyoming Map   

Regional Offices & Visitor Centers

Hatcheries & Rearing Stations

Public Access Areas

How To Use This Guide

Back To Access To Wyoming's Wildlife

Back To Game & Fish Home Page

  Printable Map


Morgan Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area 

Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department manages 4,704 acres of land acquired in 1963.  Morgan Creek Wildlife Habitat Management Area, 30 miles north of Sinclair, was originally obtained in 1953 to establish a bighorn sheep herd.  The bighorn sheep were transplanted to this area and have made themselves at home in the Seminoe and South Ferris mountain ranges.  In addition, elk from Yellowstone National Park were transplanted to this area.

Situated within the Seminoe Mountain, Morgan Creek offers a variety of plant communities.  You will find sagebrush grasslands, some conifers, aspen groves and grassy meadows.  Besides elk and bighorn sheep, more than 100 mule deer live in the area all year.  Yellow-bellied marmots, coyotes, red foxes, and other small critters come and go.  There are many species of songbirds, such as the Clark’s nutcracker and the canyon wren.  Blue grouse can also be found in the area.  Pronghorn antelope are not a common site within the area boundaries, but they can be seen on surrounding lands.

The popular Miracle Mile is a blue-ribbon trout fishery on the North Platte River between Kortes and Pathfinder reservoirs, approximately six miles from Morgan Creek.  Fishing is excellent for rainbow and brown trout on a six-mile stretch of the river.  Canada geese and ducks can be hunted along this same stretch of the river.  Camping areas were established through a cooperative agreement between the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the State Land and Farm Loan Office.  While there is no overnight camping allowed directly within the area, camping is permitted in the Miracle Mile area.

 Morgan Creek is closed each year from November 1 through April 30.  

 Last Modified: November 19, 2013