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Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area, Idaho
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Description: 5000-6200 foot elevation. The refuge has been expanded to 30,000 acres over the last 60 years, with another 25,000 under cooperative management with private landowners. This sagebrush/ grassland range is an important wintering area for big game, including 1500 mule deer, around 3000 Rocky Mountain elk, and the only desert-wintering moose herd(400 moose) in the world. Sand dunes drift past the rolling hills, consuming junipers in their path. At higher elevations the grasslands give way to forests of pine, fir, and aspen. Fishing in the Sand Creek Ponds for cutthroat, rainbow and brook trout. Several areas have been developed to be accessible to the disabled. The construction of ponds and nesting structures have attracted a variety of waterfowl. Other bird species include eagles, shore and wading birds, grouse, and osprey. Camping is undeveloped, but must be within established areas. Corrals available near the ponds. Fishing at Sand Creek Ponds. Hunting in season.

Location: From I-15, take exit 143 and go east 20 miles on ID 33, to ID 20. Go north 12 miles to the St Anthony exit, turn north and go through St Anthony, and take the ID 20 business loop east 1.5 miles. Turn north at the "Sportmans Access" sign and go another 16 miles, following the signs.

Address: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Upper Snake Regional Office
4279 Commerce Circle
Idaho Falls, ID  83401
Phone: (208) 525-7290

Season: year round

Fee: no

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
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 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

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Notes: Trappers must register with the Sand Creek WMA headquarters in St Anthony. Pets must be leashed, except for bird dogs during hunting season.
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