Chadron Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
The Chadron Creek Ranch Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located 2 miles south of Chadron State Park or approximately 7 miles south of Chadron, Nebraska on HWY 385. This area encompasses approximately 2,500 acres and is located entirely in Dawes County. This area was purchased in 2003 with the assistance of Platte River Basin Environments, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The primary focus of management is for wildlife and public. The area is home to numerous wildlife species including elk, deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels as well as numerous songbirds and furbearers. Many recreational activities are allowed on the property such as hunting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, bird watching and photography. The area is adjacent to National Forest property which allows for a much larger tract of land for public recreation.
PRBE assisted the Nebraska Game & Parks with the acquisition of this property and it is now under the management and control of the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission.