Ocean Lake

Wildlife Habitat Management Area - Wyoming

Several bodies of water including Ocean Lake were created by the Riverton Reclamation Project in the early 1920's and were formed by irrigation flows to a natural sump. The area is 17 miles northwest of Riverton. It is loaded with wildlife and offers plenty of recreational opportunities. You can reach Ocean Lake from U.S. Highway 26, or Wyoming Highway 134 and Eight Mile Road. Ocean Lake is best known for its waterfowl and pheasant hunting. Between 1,500 and 2,000 pheasants are released each year to supplement native bird populations. Most of the area is classified as crucial breeding and nesting range for Canada geese. Much of the southeastern portion has been classified as supporting habitat for whooping cranes, currently an endangered species. During migration, up to 3,000 geese, 400 sandhill cranes and 10,000 ducks may be observed here. Camping is permitted in designated camping area with a 14-day camping limit. Ocean Lake is open all year except for a one-half (1/2) mile area around the aeration system, which shall be closed to human presence beginning December 15 through March 10.

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Map of Ocean Lake Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD).Ocean Lake - Wildlife Habitat Map

Map of Ocean Lake Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) in Wyoming. Published by Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD).

Map of Seasonal and Year-Round BLM Public Land User Limitations in the BLM Lander Field Office area in Wyoming. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Wyoming Public Land - Lander

Map of Seasonal and Year-Round BLM Public Land User Limitations in the BLM Lander Field Office area in Wyoming. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Ocean Lake WHMA https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Public-Access/WHMA/WHMA/Ocean-Lake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Lake Several bodies of water including Ocean Lake were created by the Riverton Reclamation Project in the early 1920's and were formed by irrigation flows to a natural sump. The area is 17 miles northwest of Riverton. It is loaded with wildlife and offers plenty of recreational opportunities. You can reach Ocean Lake from U.S. Highway 26, or Wyoming Highway 134 and Eight Mile Road. Ocean Lake is best known for its waterfowl and pheasant hunting. Between 1,500 and 2,000 pheasants are released each year to supplement native bird populations. Most of the area is classified as crucial breeding and nesting range for Canada geese. Much of the southeastern portion has been classified as supporting habitat for whooping cranes, currently an endangered species. During migration, up to 3,000 geese, 400 sandhill cranes and 10,000 ducks may be observed here. Camping is permitted in designated camping area with a 14-day camping limit. Ocean Lake is open all year except for a one-half (1/2) mile area around the aeration system, which shall be closed to human presence beginning December 15 through March 10.

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