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Snow Peak Wildlife Management Area, Idaho
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Description: Elevations range from 2300 feet to 7000 feet at Snow Peak. The area includes 20,000 mostly roadless acres of densely vegetated, steep terrain. Trails through this wild area are continually being improved to provide access to backcountry sportsmen. All big game except bighorn sheep live here, and the mountain goat population is healthy enough that goats are trapped and transplanted to other areas. Pockets of old-growth cedar and hemlock forests provide habitat for less common birds and mammals like the pine marten, goshawk, and pileated woodpecker. Catch and release fishing is excellent for cutthroat trout. Hunting is easiest with pack stock, due to the steep terrain; carrying game out means carrying it uphill. Permanent camps are not permitted. Fishing, wildlife viewing, hunting, hiking, and backpacking opportunities. 40 miles of trails and numerous primitive campsites are within the area.

Location: From Coeur d`Alene, go south on US 95 to Plummer, and go east on ID 5 to St. Maries. Go east 60 miles along the St. Joe River on Forest Highway 50 to Forest Road 509. Go 9 miles southwest to Bluff Saddle (FR 201), and 4 miles east to the WMA.

An alternate route goes east from Coeur d`Alene on I-90 to St. Regis, MT. Go southwest on Forest Road 282 (Little Joe Creek) to Gold Creek Summit, where the road changes to Forest Highway 50. Go 15 miles to Forest Road 509 (Bluff Creek), and head southwest for 9 miles to FR 201 (Bluff Saddle), then 4 miles east on FR 201.


Address: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Panhandle Regional Office
2885 W. Kathleen Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID  83815
Phone: (208) 769-1414

Season: year round

Fee: no

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

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Notes: Managed in partnership with the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Pack out all your trash.
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