Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump

The Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump is located in Havre, MT.  Also known as the Too Close for Comfort site, it is now an archeological site, preserving the history of the area.  There is also a scenic overlook to the Milk River area and Bear Paw Mountains.

Buffalo was the lifeblood of existence for the native people.  At one time there was up to 30 million bison roaming the plains. The buffalo jump provided a method of communal hunting by the tribes native to north central Montana. The buffalo were driven over the cliffs, where hunters awaited at the bottom to kill and butcher the injured animals immediately.  The archeological information shows that this site was used for 2,000 years.

Guided tours are available, where you will learn about the history of the area. The site is open June 1 through Labor Day.  It is on the National Register of Historic Places.