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Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

Stevensville Montana

Listing Type: Wildlife Refuge
City: Stevensville Montana
Region: Glacier Country

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is located along the Bitterroot River in the scenic and historic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. Surrounded by the picturesque Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountain Ranges, the Refuge offers spectacular viewing opportunities of the landscape and wildlife.

Designated in 1963, the Refuge was created to provide habitats for migratory birds. Its' 2,800 acres of lush riparian and wetland habitats attract a variety of wildlife. Common wildlife sightings on the Refuge include white-tailed deer, muskrats, bald eagles, ospreys, waterfowl, and neo-tropical birds.

Visitors can enjoy wildlife observation, photography, hunting, fishing, environmental education and interpretation on the Refuge. There are 2.5 miles of trails, including .25 mile paved path in the Refuge's Wildlife Viewing Area. These trails meander through meadows and woodlands along the Bitterroot River. Wildfowl Lane, a county road stretches through the Refuge providing scenic views of the surrounding landscape and abundant opportunities to view wildlife.

Directions: Lee Metcalf National wildlife Refuge is located 25 miles south of Missoula and 2 miles north of Stevensville. From I-90 take US Highway South about 30 miles to Stevensville. At the Stevensville cutoff road (269) turn left toward Stevensville. Travel 1 mile to Eastside Highway (203) - turn left travel .25 mile to Wildfowl Lane, turn left. The Refuge's south entrance is 2 miles from this intersection

.Refuge headquarters are located in the Kohl Office Building (Suite 107), 115 West Third Street in Stevensville.

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge
, Stevensville, MT 59870

  • Nature
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Photography
  • Education
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Interpretive Display
  • Parking
  • Public Restroom
  • Trail

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