Burnt Lodge WSA is on the Missouri Plateau in the northern Great Plains. Spectacular riverbreaks topography formed by tributaries to the Missouri River have exposed shale and sandstone rock into steep south-facing badlands with little vegetative cover. Ridgetops and north-facing slopes are vegetated by prairie grasses and forbs along with scattered stands of ponderosa and lodgepole pine, juniper and Douglas fir. The landscape provides outstanding opportunities for solitude. Big game and upland bird hunting are popular activities here. Other recreation opportunities include hiking, backpacking, primitive camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, photography, and horseback riding.
Burnt Lodge WSA is located in Phillips and Valley Counties along the northern boundary of Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. 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 and drive approximately 0.2 miles then right one mile to a stream crossing. After crossing the streambed (use caution – see advisory), follow the road to the right to the Plum Creek Road, which forms the WSA boundary. The WSA is on the what side of the road for how many miles.
Motorized and mechanized travel is prohibited off of numbered routes within the WSA. 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.