Burnt Lodge Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is located along northern boundary of Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Phillips County and southwest Valley County. Part of the Missouri River Breaks, the 13,730-acre WSA provides outstanding opportunities for solitude. Big game and upland bird hunting are popular activities here as are wildlife and scenic viewing.
WSAs are remote and undeveloped lands that offer primitive and unconfined recreation opportunities. Travel by mechanized or motorized means is only allowed on numbered routes. Please leave no trace of your visit so others may enjoy nature as it was intended for us.
Activities: Hiking, backpacking, primitive camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, photography, horseback riding.
Location/Access: Burnt Lodge is difficult to get to; travel during unstable weather is not recommended. From Glasgow, Montana, travel south on Hwy 24 for 10 miles to Willow Creek Road. Travel 45 miles to Timber Creek Road and proceed for 4.3 miles, turn left for approximately 0.2 miles then right one mile to the stream crossing (CAUTION: The streambed may be impassible when wet). After crossing the streambed, follow the road to the right to the WSA boundary and Plum Creek Road. The road is steep and narrow so proceed with caution. A high-clearance vehicle is necessary.
Motorized and mechanized travel is prohibited off of numbered routes within the WSA.
Season/Hours: Open to the public year-round.
Maps: The site is on the BLM Fort Peck Lake West 1:100,000 topographic map.
Glasgow Field Office
5 Lasar Drive
Glasgow, MT 59230