The variety of terrain, the walking paths, the ponds all combine to make this refuge a jewel in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley. Truly a refuge for an amazing variety of wildlife and birds. I've been coming to this refuge year round for 20 years and always see something new. A great place to walk your dog.
The Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge area is a wonderful escape from busy life. Trails and driving routes provide access to bird watching, plants, trees and a glimpse at protected habitat all within your lens. Great for families and group visits.
Just off the Eastside Highway between Stevensville and Hamilton, this wildlife refuge has numerous hiking trails and a very educational visitor's center with beautiful mounts of most of the birds and animals found in the area. The visitor's center has a nice outdoor viewing area with picnic tables and benches.
Nice drive, great wildlife, we saw lots of birds a few deer and some turkeys, I was also told the pelicans are there too. We did see an osprey in the nest with a little one they were still feeding, hasn't fledged yet
Beautiful refuge to drive through or use the walking paths.lots of wildlife to see including deer, pheasants, ducks geese, turkeys and mmuch more!
A 2200 acre island on Flathead Lake (largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi). You need to rent a boat to get there unless you have one. Nice hiking trails. We were within 50 feet of bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope. Did not see any wild horses as advertized but a nice half day excursion,
An excellent opportunity for local and visiting photographers to photograph wildfowl in their natural habitat. Several ponds as well as extensive walking opportunities makes the refuge a gem for those of us living here, or taking guests for a visit when they come to Stevensville.
An amazing area of ponds, meadows, woodlands, and trails, all with a large variety of wildlife and birds. Although surrounded by highways, you'll feel like you're miles from civilization. Interesting visitor center and gardens - bring a lunch and sit under the trees that overlook the ponds.
Love going here for a great nature walk. Listen to talks if being given. Love driving through it often to see what animals I can find ( see)