Tag Archives: camping

WMA camping restrictions

0
Filed under Uncategorized
Tagged as , , , , , ,

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue to implement camping restrictions on some wildlife management areas in western North Dakota and along Lake Sakakawea.

Overnight camping is prohibited on the following WMAs: Antelope Creek, Lewis and Clark, Big Oxbow, Ochs Point, Neu’s Point (except campers accessing by boat, and only at the point area), Overlook, Sullivan and Tobacco Garden in McKenzie County; Van Hook in Mountrail County; and Hofflund and Trenton in Williams County.

Lewis and Clark WMA is closed from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise unless users are legally engaged in fishing, hunting or trapping. However, camping is allowed for paddlefish snaggers at the pumphouse area and at Neu’s at the point by boat access. Glass bottles are prohibited.

In addition, the following WMAs are closed to camping on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but open to camping Thursday-Monday: North Lemmon Lake in Adams County; Bull Creek in Billings County; Alkali Creek and Spring Creek in Bowman County; Smishek Lake and Short Creek Dam in Burke County; Harris M. Baukol in Divide County; Killdeer Mountains in Dunn County; Camels Hump Lake in Golden Valley County; Indian Creek in Hettinger County; Audubon, Custer Mine, Deepwater Creek, deTrobriand, Douglas Creek and Wolf Creek in McLean County; Beaver Creek and Hille in Mercer County; Storm Creek in Morton County; Cedar Lake and Speck Davis Pond in Slope County; and McGregor Dam in Williams County.

On those WMAs where camping is allowed Thursday through Monday, all equipment must be removed on Tuesday and Wednesdays when camping is not allowed.

The rules ensure these areas are available for hunters and anglers. Camping restrictions at all WMAs are posted at entry points.

camping restrictions lifted for holiday

0
Filed under Uncategorized
Tagged as , , , ,

In recognition of the Fourth of July celebration, outdoor recreationists can set up campTuesday and Wednesday, July 2-3 on some wildlife management areas that typically prohibit overnight camping those two days of the week.

 

This waiver applies to the following WMAs in western North Dakota and along Lake Sakakawea: North Lemmon Lake in Adams County; Bull Creek in Billings County; Alkali Creek and Spring Creek in Bowman County; Smishek Lake and Short Creek Dam in Burke County; Harris M. Baukol in Divide County; Killdeer Mountains in Dunn County; Camels Hump Lake in Golden Valley County; Indian Creek in Hettinger County; Audubon, Custer Mine, Deepwater Creek, deTrobriand, Douglas Creek and Wolf Creek in McLean County; Beaver Creek and Hille in Mercer County; Storm Creek in Morton County; Cedar Lake and Speck Davis Pond in Slope County; and McGregor Dam in Williams County.

 

However, regardless of the holiday, camping is still prohibited every day of the week at the following WMAs: Antelope Creek, Lewis and Clark, Big Oxbow, Ochs Point, Neu’s Point, Overlook, Sullivan and Tobacco Garden in McKenzie County; Van Hook in Mountrail County; and Hofflund and Trenton in Williams County.

 

Camping restrictions at all WMAs are posted at entry points.

 

Outdoor recreationists also are reminded that fireworks on state wildlife management areas are prohibited.

 

Other WMA use regulations are available on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.

4th of July North Dakota WMA camping

0
Filed under Uncategorized
Tagged as , , , ,

Outdoor recreationists can camp Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3-4 on some wildlife management areas in western North Dakota along Lake Sakakawea because those days fall on a holiday.

Earlier this spring, the State Game and Fish Department implemented no overnight camping on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, except holidays, on the following WMAs: Audubon, Custer Mine, Deepwater Creek, deTrobriand, Douglas Creek and Wolf Creek in McLean County; and Beaver Creek and Hille in Mercer County.

In addition, camping is not allowed at all, including holidays, at the following WMAs: Antelope Creek, Big Oxbow, Lewis and Clark, Neu’s Point, Ochs Point, Overlook, Sullivan and Tobacco Garden in McKenzie County; Van Hook in Mountrail County; and Hofflund and Trenton in Williams County.

Camping restrictions at all WMAs are posted at entry points.

Outdoor recreationists also are reminded that lighting fireworks on state wildlife management areas is prohibited.

Other WMA use regulations are available on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.

Camping Restrictions Placed on Some WMAs in Western North Dakota

0
Filed under Uncategorized
Tagged as , , , , ,

Camping Restrictions Placed on Some WMAs in Western North Dakota

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is implementing camping restrictions effective immediately on some wildlife management areas in western North Dakota and along Lake Sakakawea.

 

Overnight camping is now prohibited on the following WMAs: Antelope Creek, Big Oxbow, Lewis and Clark, Neu’s Point, Ochs Point, Overlook, Sullivan and Tobacco Garden in McKenzie County; Van Hook in Mountrail County; and Hofflund and Trenton in Williams County.

 

The following WMAs are closed to camping on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but open to camping Thursday-Monday: Audubon, Custer Mine, Deepwater Creek, deTrobriand, Douglas Creek and Wolf Creek in McLean County; and Beaver Creek and Hille in Mercer County.

 

Game and Fish does not operate any official campgrounds, but most WMAs are open to primitive camping for 10 consecutive days. However, the agency does not have any staff manning the areas where people like to camp, and there is no registration system to keep track of when people come and go.

 

“In the past we have always had people who would try to work around the 10-day limit,” said assistant wildlife division chief Jeb Williams, “but in recent years we have seen a significant increase in the number of people who are residing on our WMAs for extended periods of time.”

 

Because of the volume of campers, Williams says it’s difficult for Game and Fish to keep track of who is abiding by the 10-day limit and who is not. “The new rules are enforceable and are intended to ensure these areas are available for hunters and anglers,” Williams said. “In some cases we determined it was best to not allow any camping, and in other areas the two-day per week restriction allows people to stay in areas where elimination of camping is not yet necessary.”

 

On those WMAs where camping is allowed Thursday through Monday, all equipment must be removed on Tuesday and Wednesdays when camping is not allowed.

 

“This may be an inconvenience for some, but the vast majority of camping on WMAs is on weekends and we want to make sure they are available for recreationists,” Williams said. “There are a number of managed campgrounds along Lake Sakakawea that are available for people to use any day of the week and for extended periods of time.”

 

Camping restrictions at all WMAs are posted at entry points.

 

Other WMA use regulations are available on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.