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Rooks State Fishing Lake And Wildlife Area
ROOKS STATE FISHING LAKE AND WILDLIFE AREA
ROOKS STATE FISHING LAKE AND WILDLIFE AREA
Description: A small earthen embankment was built in 1937 by the W.P.A. on Boxelder Creek to form Rooks State Fishing Lake. The lake is surrounded by ample shade for fishing, camping, picnicking or just enjoying the scenery at the lake.

The lake periodically goes dry due to irregular inflows.

The entire lake is open year round for fishing, but a portion of the area is closed from Nov. 1 to Mar. 1 to hunting and vehicles to enhance wildlife related opportunities and reduce litter and vandalism that have historically occurred during periods of low use.

A diversity of both game and non-game species can be found, but due to the small size of the area, their numbers are relatively low.

Consequently, hunting opportunities are limited since wildlife is either quickly harvested or driven off the area. Some sporadic good hunts are possible as wildlife moves on and off the area.

Both whitetail and mule deer are present, but populations are low. A few turkeys can also be found on the area long the riparian zone. Upland game birds present on the area include pheasant and quail.

Other wildlife that utilizes the area includes coyotes, badgers, mink, rodents, raptors, song

Camping: Camping is allowed in the four designated camping areas along the east and west shoreline of the lake. Pit toilets are centrally located on two of the areas and tables are provided at the various sites.

Picnicking: Picnic tables are located in the campgrounds around the lake. One group shelter is available near a vault toilet and is designated for "Day Use Only." The shelter may be used after 9 p.m. by contacting the Webster Area Office for a special event permit.


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