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Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 4567 Wildfowl Ln, Stevensville, MT 59870-6430
Phone Number: +1 406-777-5552
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"A Gem in the Bitterroot"

For those of us who live here, we are so fortunate to have such an incredible resource. Whether you hike the trails, walk the road, or just admire the peace and quiet, you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Danny5k
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Stevensville, Montana
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Stevensville, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those of us who live here, we are so fortunate to have such an incredible resource. Whether you hike the trails, walk the road, or just admire the peace and quiet, you can not go wrong with a visit. Great place for Photographers, and the Visitor Center is a great place to visit!

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Stevensville, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The Lee Metcalf Refuge is a great place to walk for exercise. The trails are well marked and suitable for all activity levels.

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Thank mtranger2015
Florence, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Lee Metcalf near Stevensville, MT is not that large that you can see it all within an hour. Wildlife depends on the time of the year and is best at early mornings and dusk. The walk back to the Bitterroot River is nice.

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Thank Roger S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoy this preserve. There are a number of nice walking trails and access to the Bitterroot. We enjoy going there to fish and have a casual picnic with our dogs.

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Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We were also there about a week ago, and had a pleasant walk in the woods. We saw no wildlife at all. This looks like a nice flat place to walk your dogs.

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Thank LLBean314
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours in the preserve and we're richly rewarded. We saw a nesting pair of osprey with chicks in the nest, as well as numerous hunting osprey. Also saw many king birds, cedar waxwing, swallows, warblers, and heard many other birds we couldn't identify. A treasure.

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Thank Mary G
Huntington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to see such beautiful scenery. It is a bird watchers paradise with many ample opportunities for photographers to get some beautiful pictures. Recommend a visit here.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

It doesn't matter if you're a birder, hiker or just plain like a good walk in the woods - this is a perfect place for all three! For wildlife viewing, it's best to go early in the morning; that's when they're out. But, no matter you can still see some birds and have a lovely walk in the woods. There... More 

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Stevensville, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice walking trails, with one right along the Bitterroot River. If you don't see everything on your walk, a stop at the visitors' center will give you a look at photos and stuffed animals.

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Thank Dennis L
Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Walked the path, talked withered rangers inside. We saw many deer and quite a variety of birds. Plan on spending an hour or two to fully appreciate this place.

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