The 59,000-acre Bitter Creek Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is located in north Valley County in the glaciated plains of northeast Montana. This is a popular area for hunting and backpacking as well as photography and wildlife and scenic viewing. The WSA is a Watchable Wildlife area as well as a featured stop on Montana's Northeastern Plains Birding Trail. Highlighted species include Sprague's pipit, McCown's longspur, Baird's sparrow, and long-billed curlew.
WSAs are remote and undeveloped lands that offer primitive and unconfined recreation opportunities. Travel by mechanized or motorized means is only allowed on numbered routes. Please leave no trace of your visit so others may enjoy nature as it was intended for us.
Activities: Hiking, backpacking, primitive camping, hunting, wildlife viewing, photography, horseback riding.
Fees: No fees for day use and parking, no reservations
Maps: The site is on the BLM Opheim 1:100,000 topographic map.