McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area - McArthur, ID
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 48° 31.244 W 116° 26.510
11U E 541215 N 5374330
Quick Description: McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area was established in 1942 to protect and enhance waterfowl habitat. It is between Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry on Highway 95 in Bonner and Boundary Counties.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 7/21/2014 11:25:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMM4RM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
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Long Description:
The 1,207 acre Wildlife Management Area includes McArthur Lake, which is impounded by a dam, a long earthen berm with a concrete spillway section roughly in the middle. Most of the area is accessible for most of the year with certain restrictions on access to certain areas during nesting times. Many people visit the WMA to view wildlife, particularly in June for moose and during the peak bird migrations in spring and fall.

McArthur Lake is site N7 on the Idaho Birding Trail.

McArthur Wildlife Management Area

McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area offers excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife, fishing, and hunting.

McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area was established in 1942 to protect and enhance Idaho's waterfowl habitat. This site is located at the confluence of Deep and Dodge Creeks. It consists of a rich fen wetlands enhanced by a dam. Operated by Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the waterfowl habitat encompasses more than 1,200 acres which provides refuge to more than 200 species of birds, including American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, and others. Also, Canada Geese during migration in the spring and fall. Significant populations of waterfowl, secretive marsh birds, and shorebirds nest here, as well as Bald Eagles, Veery, Swainson’s Thrush, and Vaux’s Swifts.
From Bonners Ferry Info

McArthur Lake

Park Name: McArthur Lake Wildlife Management Area

Sponsoring Organization: Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Website: [Web Link]

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

List any Hides, Birding Towers, or other structures to assist in Birdwatching found at the location: Not listed

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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