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Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area

Wabashiki FWA

Managed by Deer Creek FWA
Deer Creek FWA Property Office information:
765-653-0453
2001 W County RD 600 S
Greencastle, IN 46135 Office Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET

Wabashiki FWA address:
110 E. National Avenue
Terre Haute, IN, 47885

Wabashiki FWA advisories

  • All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. Visitors must keep their one-day access permit on them while visiting and must complete and return their permit to a self-service booth, drop-box, or the office before leaving.
  • Description

    This property is a stop on the

    Birding Trail Logo

    Learn more at www.indianabirdingtrail.com.

    Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area is composed of 2,600 acres of floodplain along the Wabash River. In 2010, Vigo County Parks Department and the Department of Natural Resources joined together in a cooperative effort to offer this bird viewing paradise to all its patrons.

    Most revenues used in land acquisition, development, operation, and maintenance of Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area are derived from the sale of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. Funds are also received from the federal Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson programs to aid fish and wildlife restoration. These funds are derived from taxes levied on sport hunting, shooting, and fishing equipment.

  • Activities

    All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. The one-day access permit must be kept with you while visiting and must be completed and returned to a self-service booth, drop box, or the office before leaving. The information you provide helps us identify ways to improve Indiana’s FWAs for all users. We appreciate your patience in taking the extra time to fill out the permit. Your feedback and comments are valuable to us.

    Fishing

    Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area provides fishing for bluegill, crappie, bass, and catfish from two ponds on the property.

    • All fishing requires daily self-service check-in and possession of a daily permit card obtained at check-in stations.
    • Shoreline fishing is allowed.
    • Only electric trolling motors are allowed.
    • See Fishing Regulations for details.

    Hunting

    • All hunting requires the use of non-toxic shot, daily self-service check-in and possession of a daily permit card obtained at check-in stations.
    • Deer, turkey, rabbit, squirrel, quail, dove, woodcock, furbearer, and waterfowl hunting are available.
    • Bonus antlerless tags are not permitted during deer season and there is no deer hunting during the special antlerless season.

    Trapping

    • Trapping is permitted by draw, held the first Saturday in October at 10 a.m. at the Deer Creek Fish & Wildlife Area property office. Call the office at 765-653-0453 for details.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • Need a reason to get outside and move? You can volunteer alone or in small groups at this property. Some activities include trash pick-up, basic gardening, painting, and more. Call the property office for details.

    Phenology Trail

    • Ever noticed that there are recurring patterns in nature—flowers opening, birds migrating, and birds settling for the season? The study of these patterns is called phenology. Experience observing these patterns by exploring the Phenology Trail at Wabashiki FWA. Stop by the Dewey Point trailhead or visit IndianaPhenology.org/WabashikiFWA to learn more.

    Wildlife Watching

    • Non-hunting activities including wildlife watching, walking, mushroom hunting, gathering nuts, etc. require daily self-service check-in and possession of a daily permit card obtained at check-in stations.

    Camping and swimming is prohibited.

    Please read and obey all signs.

  • Rules

    For additional property rules, visit Indiana Fish & Wildlife Area Rules. For more information contact the office at 765-653-0453.

    All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. The one-day access permit must be kept with you while visiting and must be completed and returned to a self-service booth, drop box, or the office before leaving. The information you provide helps us identify ways to improve Indiana’s FWAs for all users. We appreciate your patience in taking the extra time to fill out the permit. Your feedback and comments are valuable to us.

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