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Fort Peck Wildlife Station

Fort Peck Montana

Listing Type: Wildlife Refuge
City: Fort Peck Montana
Region: Missouri River Country

Fort Peck Wildlife Station is a field unit of Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is about 1.2 million acres of Missouri River Breaks habitat extending from Fort Peck Dam upstream to above the Fred Robinson Bridge south of Malta. Stop at the Wildlife Station Office (30 Dearborn Road) for maps and information on current road conditions.

Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge provides self-guided opportunities for photography, wildlife viewing, scenic vistas of the Missouri River Breaks, primitive camping, hiking, and to other outdoor acidities year round. Hunting and fishing are also popular in season. The Refuge is a natural setting with mostly unimproved roads and no modern campgrounds. However, the Corps of Engineers maintains some improved camping facilities around Fort Peck Reservoir.

The general Missouri River Breaks country is much like it was when Lewis and Clark followed the River in early 1800's. Elk, mule, deer, and pronghorn (antelope) are common. Roads are rough and travel by street-type automobile is impossible. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. Winter weather is severe.

Call 406-526-3464 for further information.

Fort Peck Wildlife Station
Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Peck, MT 59223

  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Historic
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Maps
  • Parking
  • Public Restroom
  • Lewis and Clark

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