Threemile Wildlife Management Area

Threemile
Threemile WMA is managed primarily to provide winter range habitat for big game, as well as wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities. This WMA provides diverse habitat from dense conifer forest to aspen-dominated riparian areas to open grassland.

Special Notices & Closures 

  1. Stage II Fire Restriction Stage II Fire Restriction: The following acts are prohibited until further notice: 1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire, 2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  2. 07/19/2024 - 

    Until further notice

  1. Opens noon on May 15. Mix of motorized access and walk-in hunting. Few elk inhabit Threemile WMA during the summer, but they are often observable nonetheless. The most likely observations are of songbirds and raptors commonly found in upland grasslands and ponderosa pine forests. Threemile provides a mixture of motorized access and walk-in hunting opportunities for elk, mule deer, ruffed grouse, and black bear. The primary management goal is to provide winter range for elk and compatible recreational opportunities for the public.
Region 2
Latitude/Longitude: 46.59032 -113.89064
Size: 6,430.1 acres
Elevation: 4,743 ft
Open: May 15 to Nov 30
Directions:
Threemile WMA is located 9 miles east of Florence in Ravalli County. From Florence, take the Eastside Highway (Route 203) east and then south for 6.1 miles: at Threemile Creek Road turn left (east) and proceed 3.3 miles; after passing Lone Rock School, turn left (north) and go 4.1 miles (passing Brown Valley Ranch) to where the road crosses Threemile Creek; immediately after this, take the right-hand fork of the road and follow signs to the WMA entrance.

 Location Map

Title Description Fee
Conservation License - MT Resident $8.00
Conservation License - MT Resident Senior 62+ $4.00
Conservation License - MT Resident Youth 12-17 $4.00
Conservation License - Nonresident $10.00
Facilities
Bike Trail
Garbage Bins
Hiking Trail
Horseback Riding Trail
Information Kiosk/Map
Pack in/Pack out
Parking
Picnic Table
Primitive Campsite
Toilet (Vault)
Amphitheater Events
Camping
Cultural Events
Group Use
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Hunting
Photography
Picnicking
Wildlife Viewing
Beaver
Bobcat
Coots
Ducks
Geese
Gray Partridge (Hungarian Partridge)
Mule Deer
Muskrat
Otter
Sandhill Crane
Snipe
White-tailed Deer
  1. Rebecca Mowry rmowry@mt.gov
  2. Mailing Address:
  3. 1801 N. 1st St
  4. HAMILTON
  5. 59840
  6. Phone:(406)363-7141