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You can follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark or visit the battlegrounds of the Nez Pierce Indians while taking one of Eastern Idaho's incredible scenic drives. Learn More

Market Lake

Just off County Road 800
Roberts, Idaho 83444
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Market Lake WMA is located near the town of Roberts. From Interstate 15, take exit 135 at Roberts. Turn east, traveling on County Road 627 to the junction with County Road 2880 East. Turn north and drive through the town of Roberts. At the .5 mile mark, the road forks; continue on the right fork. Travel to County Road 800 North and follow the signs.

At 4,780 feet above see level, Market Lake WMA encompasses Market Lake's wetland complexes and the surrounding low rises of sand interspersed with igneous rock ledges.

Four major habitat types define Market Lake WMA: marsh/wetland meadow, desert uplands, Snake River riparian and cropland. Each habitat type possesses unique characteristics which result in the wildlife diversity of Market Lake WMA. Wetland areas consists primarily of cattail, bulrush, sedges and saltgrass. In the dry, desert uplands, big sagebrush and rabbitbrush dominate, yielding to greasewood and saltgrass in the lower transition areas between uplands and marshes. Cottonwood, willow, and wild rose define the Snake River riparian area. Small grains and alfalfa are the principle food crops grown on Market Lake WMA's agricultural lands.


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