ATV Use While Ice Fishing at Fort Peck–What are the Regulations?
By angelamontana

Posted: January 13, 2017

Ice fishing and ATVs go hand-in-hand at Fort Peck.  If you are one of the many ice anglers who is hauling your ATV to Fort Peck, which is one of the most popular fishing destinations in the country, then here is something to be aware of , courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

Numbered roads within a Corps of Engineers recreation area may be used to access the ice where the road ends at the high water mark and is not otherwise barricaded or posted as closed.  Travel from the high water mark to the frozen lake must be by the most direct route.  Driving along the shoreline of Fort Peck Lake between the frozen lake and the high water mark is prohibited; except, as identified above when accessing the ice or to navigate around an ice pressure ridge or open water by the shortest and most direct route not to exceed 1/8th mile.

This means it is not legal to ride your ATV around the lake on the shoreline off of the ice.  To read the complete Fort Peck Ice Fishing Access Policy, click here.

Good luck and stay safe and legal out there!

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