Havre and Vicinity

Havre, Montana 59501

Havre and Vicinity

Havre and Vicinity Professional Review and Guide

"Havre (pronounced “HAV-er”) is a railroad town on the Hi Line of Montana, just north of the Bear Paw Mountains. The city was named after the french hometown of one of the original homesteader’s parents. Fort Assiniboine was built here in 1879 to prevent local Indian tribes from fleeing to Canada, which met with limited success. The term Assiniboine is derived after a tribe of Indians whose name equates with “stone boilers.”

These people reportedly boiled their meat by dropping heated stones in water until the meat was cooked. Southeast of Havre is the Chief Joseph Battlefield where on October 5, 1877, Chief Joseph surrendered to Colonel Miles and spoke the famous words “I will fight no more forever.” 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

Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
1 to 2 days
Best spring, summer; April through June
Best Times
Beaver Creek County Park; Lake Elwell Recreation Area
Local Contacts
Montana Highway Map
Local Maps