CM Russell National Wildlife Refuge - East Side and Fort Peck Area

Glasgow, Montana 59230

CM Russell National Wildlife Refuge - East Side and Fort Peck Area

C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge - East Side & Fort Peck Area Professional Review and Guide

"Fort Peck is an excellent place to watch birds, especially from late April through May, and from November through early January. Habitats vary from the wide open water of Fort Peck Reservoir and its immense shoreline, to the flowing waters of the massive Missouri River and its associated riparian vegetation. Nearby, the manicured parks and lawns of the town of Fort Peck give way to badlands—locally called “breaks”—to the east and south, and cultivated fields to the north and west.

Fort Peck Dam is not only the largest dam in Montana, but is the largest hydraulic-filled, earth-filled dam in the world. Large numbers of dinosaur remains, fossils, and bison skulls have been recovered in the vicinity of Fort Peck. First-time visitors to Fort Peck will notice two striking qualities of the place: how well-organized it is, and the abundance of trees, shrubs, and water, which together act as a magnet for both humans and birdlife. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information."

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Trail Information

Glasgow
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
1 to 3 days
Duration
Best spring, late fall to early winter; April, May, November, December, January
Best Times
US Army Corps of Engineers
Local Contacts
Montana Highway Map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018