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Camping restrictions at western N.D. WMAs lifted for days after Fourth of July

BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is lifting the Tuesday-Wednesday no-camping restriction during the week of July 4 on wildlife management areas in western North Dakota and along Lake Sakakawea that otherwise prohibit camping ...

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The Killdeer Mountains are shown in this file photo from 2008. (Craig Bihrle, ND Game and Fish)

BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is lifting the Tuesday-Wednesday no-camping restriction during the week of July 4 on wildlife management areas in western North Dakota and along Lake Sakakawea that otherwise prohibit camping during those two days of the week.

This waiver will allow overnight camping on July 5 and 6 at Bull Creek in Billings County; Alkali Creek and Spring Creek in Bowman County; the Killdeer Mountains in Dunn County; Camels Hump Lake in Golden Valley County; Crown Butte Lake and Storm Creek in Morton County; and Cedar Lake and Speck Davis Pond in Slope County.

However, regardless of the holiday, camping is still prohibited every day of the week at the following WMAs: Antelope Creek, Lewis and Clark, Big Oxbow, Ochs Point, Neu’s Point, Overlook, Sullivan and Tobacco Garden in McKenzie County; Van Hook in Mountrail County; and Hofflund and Trenton in Williams County.

Other areas where restrictions were lifted include: Smishek Lake and Short Creek Dam in Burke County; Apple Creek in Burleigh County; Harris M. Baukol in Divide County; Audubon, Custer Mine, Deepwater Creek, deTrobriand, Douglas Creek and Wolf Creek in McLean County; Beaver Creek and Hille in Mercer County; and McGregor Dam in Williams County.

In addition, Lewis and Clark and Trenton WMAs are closed from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise unless users are legally engaged in fishing, hunting or trapping.

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Glass bottles are prohibited on all WMAs. Other camping restrictions at all WMAs are posted at entry points. Additional WMA rules and regulations are available on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov .

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