The Woodhawk WSA is on the south side of the Missouri River in a very rugged portion of the Missouri Breaks. South facing slopes consist of bare, banded clay and soil layers supporting a shortgrass prairie. Juniper and ponderosa pine also are present. Exposed colorful rock in the breaks topography is sedimentary shales and sandstones. The Missouri River cut deeply into the soft sedimentary rock forming numerous steep hills and deep coulees. River floaters camp in the area.
The best access to this WSA is from Winifred Montana. Take the Stafford Ferry Road east from Winifred for approximately 2 miles to the intersection of Stafford Ferry Road and the DY Trail. Turn east on the DY Trail. Drive east on the DY Trail approximately 10 miles to the DY Trail and Knox Ridge Road Intersection. Turn north on DY Trail. Continue driving north and then east approximately 15 miles until the DY Trail ends at the Woodhawk Camp Ground Road and the Lower Two Calf Road. At this point you have arrived at the southern boundary of the Woodhawk WSA. The WSA can be accessed here on foot or by driving on the Woodhawk Camp Ground Road (use caution).