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Wildlife Management Area
Before you go

Billingsley Creek WMA provides a rich wetland environment where anglers, hunters, and birders find easy access to a variety of wildlife.

Billingsley Creek Wildlife Management Area WMA scenic wide shot
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Location Facts

Primary Purpose: Waterfowl and upland birds Habitat: Riverine system, wetlands, and shrub-steppe 275 acres Gooding County Established in1963

Access Information

Boating access to Billingsley Creek can be found in two locations. Billingsley Creek North: 2 miles northeast of Hagerman on US Highway 30. Billingsley Creek South: Northeast of Hagerman take 2650 South Indian Springs Rd. Go left onto 1050 East for 3/4 of a mile.

Overview

Billingsley Creek WMA lies below the volcanic rim of the Snake River Plain in the Hagerman Valley. Billingsley Creek, the centerpiece of the WMA, provides open water to wintering waterfowl. Adjacent uplands shelter upland birds, particularly pheasants and quail.

 

The creek is fed by seven springs that originate along the basalt rim rock. The Bliss Rapids Snail, listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, is present in four of these springs.

Before the WMA was purchased from the McCarter Cattle Co. in 1963, it was part of a sheep ranch, dairy, and muskrat farm.