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Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 4567 Wildfowl Ln, Stevensville, MT 59870-6430
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Birds and Wildlife and the Bitterroot River

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... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Dennis L
Stevensville, Montana
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Stevensville, Montana
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118 reviews
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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.

Thank Dennis L
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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.

Thank LA_1012
Las Vegas, Nevada
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69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I took my new camera to this little oasis. Saw beautiful streams and lots of waterfowl. Stopped and took plenty of pictures. It was a great day.

Thank carolornurse
Stevensville, Montana
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87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Living just a few minutes away we are spoiled. A great place for several, easy, flat terrain walks through big pines and cottonwoods. Lots of wildlife, water fowl and breath taking views.

Thank Bill M
Stevensville, Montana
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Surrounded by the beauty of the Sapphire and Bitterroot Mountains, the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is a sanctuary for myriad birds and other wildlife. Field glasses and cameras are best kept near at hand when motoring, walking or cycling through the 'Metcalf'; one is certain to observe and capture nature and scenery at its finest in this 2,800 acre... More 

Thank TravelingUSAOnly
Seeley Lake, Montana
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

I don't know of a better place for birdwatching from comfort of a vehicle. Bird blind easily accessible. Do a drive through or take your time .

Thank RL C
Stevensville, Montana
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

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.

Thank Nancy S
Missoula, Montana
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1,032 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

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.

Thank elaine s
Missoula, Montana
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

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.

Thank Derry K
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101 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

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

Thank almostx1

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