Weirgor Springs Wildlife Area
Weirgor Springs Wildlife Area was designated in 1950s to protect the Little Weirgor Creek watershed and fish and wildlife resources. Considerable upland acreage was added to the property throughout the years during the course of stream and spring pond acquisition to bring the property to its current total of 2,303 acres. About 1,240 acres of the property are comprised of aspen in several age classes. Forest habitat management is done to benefit forest wildlife resource while producing renewable timber products. Beaver activity provides an opportunity for trappers, and damage to trout water has been a concern throughout the history of the property. Stream riparian areas are managed to protect the waterway as well as stream flows for the fishery resource.
Forest habitat management is done to benefit forest wildlife resource while producing renewable timber products. Stream riparian areas are managed to protect the waterway as well as stream flows for the fishery resource.
Currently, the property is managed to promote fish and wildlife habitat, with the most common uses being deer, bear, turkey and grouse hunting, trapping, and trout fishing as well as non-consumptive wildlife viewing. A public snowmobile trail runs through the western edge of the property.
For more information on master planning for this and other wildlife areas around the state, visit the property planning page.
The Weirgor Springs Wildlife Area offers many recreational opportunities:
- Cross-country skiing (no designated trail);
- Hiking (no designated trail);
- Hunting (especially noted for deer, bear, ruffed grouse, squirrels, rabbits and raccoon);
- Snowmobiling trail;
- Wild edibles/gathering; and
- Wildlife viewing.
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