Creedman Coulee National Wildlife Refuge

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Creedman Coulee National Wildlife Refuge


(406) 654-2863


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Creedman Coulee NWR is a 2,728-acre easement refuge which contains only 80 acres of Service-owned land. Much of the remaining acreage in private ownership is farmed. It is located 30 miles north of Havre in Hill County, Montana. Creedman Reservoir is a large retention reservoir with a recently reconstructed water control structure. A large drainage keeps water in the reservoir every year, although a portion of the water in the reservoir is encumbered by a private water right. A court case determined the water level that is reserved for wildlife habitat. Other than maintenance of the reservoir, very little habitat management is possible on this unit. The refuge was established as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Migratory birds utilize the rather large Creedman Coulee Reservoir, while prong horns and coyotes inhabit the sagebrush grasslands and croplands surrounding the reservoir.

Map of Creedman Coulee NWR

Latitude, Longitude: 48.909451, -109.632412



  • Boating

    Air-thrust boats and boats with motors greater than 10 horsepower re not permitted.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is a popular pastime but sport fishing is prohibited.

  • Hunting

    Waterfowl hunting is permitted on designated areas of the Refuge. Upland game bird hunting is prohibited as is big game hunting.

Phone Numbers


(406) 654-2863