Plan Your Visit

Visitors using binoculars at a waterfowl production area


Directions and Contact Info

The Benton Lake Wetland Management District headquarters is located on the Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge approximately 12 miles north of Great Falls, MT. We have an additional field office in the Blackfoot Valley. Please call us or stop by if you have questions or would like more information about our Waterfowl Production Areas.

Wetland Management District headquarters:

Headquarters Address:        922 Bootlegger Trail, Great Falls, MT 59404 

Phone:                             406-727-7400


Fax:                                406-727-7432

Project Leader:                  James Lange
406-727-7400, x228

Blackfoot Valley field office (Blackfoot, H2-O, Kleinschmidt, and Upsata Lake WPAs):
H2-0 Waterfowl Production Area
967 Marsh Lane
Helmville, MT 59843
406-793-0050 (phone)
406-793-0051 (fax)


Points of Interest

The Benton Lake Wetland Management District contains 23 Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) totaling over 16,000 acres. These WPAs are scattered throughout 8 counties (Cascade, Choteau, Glacier, Hill, Pondera, Powell, Teton, Toole) and include many great hunting locations and bird watching sites.

To find a Waterfowl Production Area near you, view the local area map provided for each WPA or use this interactive map.

Know Before You Go

As with any outdoor activity, please come prepared for weather conditions. Our Waterfowl Production Areas are unimproved natural landscapes with diverse terrain and no facilities. Bring everything you need for the day, including sunscreen, water, insect repellent, proper footwear, etc. We recommend that you pack bear spray when visiting the Blackfoot, H2-O, Jarina, Upsata Lake, Kleinschmidt, or Savik WPAs , as grizzly bears are common in these areas. We also recommend wearing blaze orange during hunting season.

Note: In order to protect the privacy of Montana landowners, we do not publish the locations of our Conservation Easements on our website. Easement lands are private property and access remains under the control of the landowner.