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The Greater Yellowstone Area is the only remaining large biologically intact temperate ecosystem in North America, comparable in size and diversity to Africa’s Serengeti!Learn More

Mud Lake

Just off County Road 1900 N.
Mud Lake, Idaho 83450
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Mud Lake WMA is located three miles north of Mud Lake and Terreton. Take County Road 1800 East. at the three mile mark, just after crossing Camas Creek, turn west onto County Road 1800 North. Travel .2 miles to County Road 1775 East and turn north. Turn west on 1900 North. Watch for information signs.

Mud Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) was established primarily to preserve and improve nesting habitat for waterfowl. In 1940 the Idaho Department of Fish and Game purchased 607 acres of wetlands, creating Mud Lake WMA. Through the years, acquisition of adjacent land parcels, together with lease agreements and a withdrawal of lands from the US Bureau of Land Management, have expanded Mud Lake WMA to its present 8,853 acres.

The habitats of Mud Lake WMA vary from bulrush, cattail, sedge, and saltgrass-filled sloughs in moist areas, to sagebrush, rabbitbrush, bitterbrush, and greasewood communities in dry, upland areas. Waterfowl such as trumpeter swans, mallard, northern pintail, gadwall, widgeon, northern shoveler, redhead, and ring-necked ducks can be seen at Market Lake WMA. Red-tailed and Swainson's hawks frequently nests on the area as well. Larger game can also be seen, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and pronghorn antelope.


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