Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area
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Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area
RR 2, Box 300
Montgomery, IN 47558
(812) 644-7711
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West Boggs ParkGlendale FWA has 22 ponds and 1,400 acre Dogwood Lake, as well as 8,060 acres of upland game habitat, marshes, shallow impoundments and small woodlots. Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, snipe, dove, woodcock, waterfowl, wild turkey, songbirds, red-tailed hawks, osprey and bald eagles can all be seen at Glendale FWA.

Dogwood Lake comprises 1,400 acres and has an average depth of 8 feet. After lake renovation it was restocked with fish in 1979. Primary species include catfish, crappie, bluegill, redear and largemouth bass.

Facilities include:

  • Boating - 2 concrete boat launch ramps on Dogwood Lake, plus a concrete launch ramp on Dove Hollow Marsh. Wren, Redwing, Big Piney, and Goose Ponds have gravel boat ramps. There is also 1 concrete launch ramp on East Fork of White River. There is a 10 MPH limit on Dogwood Lake; all other small ponds are restricted to paddles, oars or 12-volt electric trolling motors only.
  • Boat Rentals - Fishing boats, PFDs available for rent at southwest side of park headquarters
  • Camping - 67 Electric Sites ($18/night), 54 Non-electric Sites ($12/night) available all year. Sites can only be reserved if paid ahead of time, in person, at the park. Some campsites have fire rings. Firewood is sold at the boat rental concession. Comfort station providing heated showers and flush toilets is open from April 1 to October 31. Water fountains are open from April 15 to October 15.
  • Dumping Station - located in the campground
  • Fishing - Dogwood Lake has been stocked with catfish, crappie, bluegill, redear and largemouth bass. (Dogwood Lake will close to boat fishing one day prior to opening day of and remain closed during the waterfowl seasons. Shoreline fishing will be permitted in designated areas during this time.) The minimum size limit for largemouth bass on Dogwood Lake is 15 inches. There is a 14 inch minimum size limit for largemouth bass on all small ponds with one exception: NO largemouth bass may be taken from Dove Hollow Marsh. See posted signs. All other size and bag limits apply. All state and federal fishing regulations are in effect. (Set/drop/limb lines and trot lines are permitted in Dogwood Lake by permit only from the first Thursday in april to the second Wednesday in October. Permits are available at no charge in the check station during this time period.) There are no restrictions on the types of legal bait used. However, note that live gizzard shad and carp are not legal to be used as bait.
  • Fishing Piers - 1 wheelchair accessible fishing pier on Dogwood Lake, 1 wheelchair accessible fishing pier on Horseshoe Pond.
  • Fish Cleaning Station - located at entrance to campground
  • Hunting - Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, snipe, dove, woodcock, waterfowl and wild turkey are common at Glendale FWA. Check-in is required. All hunting seasons and bag limits apply. Special hunts include dove and waterfowl hunts by drawing, put-and-take pheasant hunts and pre-registration is required for wild turkey hunting. Wetland trapping is available through drawing only. Area F is designated for dog training. (In addition to a hunting license the following permits are required: 1-Permission to hunt during the day 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. 2-Night and predator hunting is only permitted by daily permit cards from the property manager. 3-A permit from the fish and wildlife headquarters is required to enter the waterfowl resting areas.)
  • Picnicking - Picnic areas available by south launch ramp and shoreline fishing area on Dogwood Lake
  • Shoreline Fishing - 3 shoreline fishing areas available on Dogwood Lake
  • Wild Edible Collecting - Blackberries, persimmon, hickory nuts, morels and walnuts may be gathered from the property. (Collecting Permits are required from the property manager or IDNR for the collection of anything except nuts, berries and mushrooms.)
  • Wildlife Viewing - 8,060 acres of upland game habitat, marshes, shallow impoundments, a 1400 acre lake and small woodlots attract songbirds, red-tailed hawks, osprey, bald eagles and a wide variety of waterfowl. Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, snipe, dove, woodcock and wild turkey are also common at Glendale FWA.


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