This is a large roadless area west of Fort Robinson State Park that has an extensive hiking trail network, as well as bridle trails. Water must be carried in, and facilities are lacking. Much of the area was burned in a 1989 fire. An eight-mile loop trail over ridges and
Whitney Lake Wildlife Management Area
Since there are few lakes in the area this lake can attract waterfowl, gulls, terns, and grebes during spring and fall migration.
Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area
This area is largely covered by ponderosa pine forests, with grasslands on level areas and also some deciduous trees lining Squaw Creek. There is a hiking trail starting at parking area 5 that provides an excellent panorama, and may offer views of such raptors as prairie falcons. National Forest land
Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area
Box Butte Reservoir SRA is located in Dawes County, between and south of Chadron and Crawford, 9.5 miles north of Hemmingford on State Hwy 2. This 2,212-acre recreation area includes a 1600-acre reservoir, for a land area of 612 acres. This is an outstanding birding area in the Panhandle. Rock