Main Content


Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area

 Glendale FWA
6001 E 600 S
Montgomery, IN 47558
Office Hours: M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET
Get Directions

Glendale FWA advisories

  • Glendale FWA will be conducting piscicide applications on Dove Hollow Lake starting Oct. 22. Until Nov. 5, recreational access (e.g., wading, swimming, boating, fishing, etc.) within the treatment area is prohibited. Do not swim or wade in treated water or allow pets to swim in, wade in, or drink from treated water. Do not consume dead fish from treated water. For more information, contact district 5 fisheries management.
  • Properties are operating hunt and trap draws differently in this year due to COVID-19. View the property procedures.
  • The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has adjusted services, events and operations to protect Hoosiers and prevent further spread of COVID-19. Please visit on.IN.gov/dnrcovid19 for a listing of what is open, closed, restricted and canceled.

  • Description


    Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area is dedicated to providing quality hunting and fishing opportunities while maintaining 8,060 acres of land and over 1,400 acres of lakes and impoundments.

    Acquisition of the land which comprises the property began in 1956, and land purchases were made through the 1960s. Several minor purchases were made in the 1970s. The construction of the dam that formed Dogwood Lake began in 1963 and was completed in 1965. The lake was renovated in 1978 and restocked with fish in 1979. Average depth of Dogwood Lake is eight feet.

    Most revenues used in land acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of the property 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. Indiana hunters and fishermen are proud to provide this property for the enjoyment of all people.

  • Activities



    • Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area provides over 1,400 acres of available water­, including 22 ponds and Dogwood Lake.
    • No check-in is required for fishing. Some areas including Dogwood Lake are restricted or closed during waterfowl seasons. Ask at headquarters for restrictions.
    • Primary species include catfish, crappie, bluegill, redear and largemouth bass.
    • Dove hollow marsh, Dogwood Lake and the White River have concrete boat ramps. Big Piney, Horseshoe Pond Redwing Pond and Wren Pond have gravel boat ramps.
    • Motor restrictions: on Dogwood Lake there is a 10 mph limit that is enforced; all other small impoundments on the property are restricted to oars or trolling motors only.
    • Horseshoe Pond and Dogwood Lake have fishing piers accessible to persons with disabilities.
    • Shoreline fishing and fishing piers are located on Dogwood Lake (see map).
    • See posted signs for largemouth bass size limits on Dogwood Lake. There is a 14-inch minimum size limit for largemouth bass on all small impoundments. All other size and bag limits apply. See Fishing Regulations for details.
    • Fishing piers accessible to persons with disabilities are available. Ask for details.


    • Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, snipe, dove, woodcock, waterfowl and wild turkey are common at Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area.
    • Check-in is required. All hunting seasons and bag limits apply. See Hunting Regulations for details. Special hunts include dove and waterfowl hunts by drawing, put-and-take pheasant hunts and pre-registration is required for wild turkey hunting.
    • Area F is designated dog training.
    • Tree stands may be left overnight from noon Sept. 15 through Jan. 10. All stands must be marked with the owner’s name, address, and phone number OR with their DNR Customer ID Number.
    • Hunting areas accessible to persons with disabilities are available. Ask for details.


    • Wetland trapping is available through drawing only. Call the property for details.

    Wildlife Watching

    • 8,060 acres of upland game habitat, marshes, shallow impoundments, a 1,400 acre lake and small woodlots attract songbirds, woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, osprey, bald eagles and a wide variety of waterfowl.
    • Mushrooms, berries and nuts may be gathered, however, a written permit is required to remove plants, animals, rocks, and fossils.

    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.


    • Campground includes 67 Class A sites with electrical outlets and 54 Class B sites. Some camp sites have fire rings. Firewood is sold at the boat rental concessions. Camping is open all year on a first come first serve basis, no reservations needed. A picnic area is also available.
    • The comfort station, located in the campgrounds, provides heated showers and flush toilets. It is open from April 1 to Oct. 31. Water fountains are open from April 15 to Oct. 15.
    • For information on the campground and site availability, call 812-644-6107.
    • Boat rental is located southwest of the check station.

    Additional Opportunities

    • East Fork State Fish Hatchery is located at Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area.

    NO Swimming Allowed.

    Please Read and Obey All Signs.

  • Rules

    A record of Fish & Wildlife Area property rules can be found on the Indiana Fish & Wildlife Area Rules webpage.  Property specific rules can be found below, if applicable.  Contact the property directly for specific questions.


    In addition to a hunting and/or fishing license, the following permits are required:

    • Permission to hunt on Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area must be obtained before entering the field. Daily hunt permit cards must be in possession of the hunter and recorded through established self-service procedures outlined at the check station. Self-service drop boxes are located on the property for your convenience
    • A permit from the fish and wildlife headquarters is required to enter the waterfowl resting areas.


    Camping, picnicking, and open campfires are allowed in designated areas only. (Unloaded firearms, unstrung bows and arrows, and air guns may be possessed, but not used in camping and picnic areas. All weapons must be stored or carried in a case, or locked within a vehicle while in these areas.) No swimming is allowed.

  • Maps
  • Gallery
  • White River Bend Wildlife Management Area


    White River Bend (WMA) is a 710-acre tract of land purchased by the DNR in 2012 to provide additional hunting opportunities. The property is located northwest of Washington, Indiana. The property is protected in the lifelong Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) to maintain this part of a floodplain for the White River. The property provides hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, and waterfowl.  The unique property is comprised by a mix of dense hardwood, wetland, and upland habitat. Please call Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area for any questions concerning this property at (812) 644-7711.

  • Oak Grove Wildlife Management Area


    Oak Grove Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 70-acre tract of land purchased by the DNR in 2013 to provide additional hunting opportunities. This property is located northwest of Washington, Indiana. The property is protected in perpetuity under the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP). The property provides hunting opportunities for deer, turkey, waterfowl, and other upland game. This unique property is composed of hardwood and upland habitats with a small marshland. Please contact Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area with any questions concerning this property.