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Spring Creek Wildlife Area

Spring Creek Wildlife Area is a 1,000 acre property located 8 miles southwest of Phillips in Price County. Take Hwy 13 South from Phillips to Hwy 111. Go approximately 5 miles to Pioneer Rd then approximately one-half mile to Hladish Rd.

The Spring Creek Wildlife Area includes 4 waterfowl flowages totaling 220 acres of water at full capacity, 261 acres of aspen, 156 acres of upland brush, 200 acres of lowland brush, 150 acres of conifer and muskeg and 16 acres of fallow field/grassland.

Management

This project was initiated in 1962 with the purchase of 923 acres. Two existing flowages were upgraded and 2 waterfowl flowages have been created. All flowages now contain water control structures. Three and a quarter miles of access roads were created or upgraded and an additional 1 and one-half miles of fire breaks/walking trails were constructed.

Today, this property is primarily managed for waterfowl. All 4 flowages are drawn down annually to promote wild rice beds and to protect the levies during periods of high water. Five burn units have been established and prescribed burning is conducted to set back woody encroachment and to promote dense nesting cover for waterfowl. The timbered areas are managed using sound silvicultural practices to promote healthy woodland habitats and fiber production.

Recreation

The Spring Creek Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities.

  • Auto travel
  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Cross country skiing (no designated trail)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Trapping
  • Wild edibles/gathering
  • Wildlife viewing

Maps

Download [PDF] a map of this property.

If you are interested in exploring this property further, you can access an interactive map.

Last revised: Monday September 23 2013