Enjoy Montana's Great Outdoors

Montana is an outdoor recreationist’s paradise. With 57,346 square miles of public land, including 320 fishing access sites, 9 national forests, 21 national wildlife refuges and 953,574 acres of lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams there is something for everyone.

Enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, boating, backpacking, camping, bicycling, rock climbing, and wildlife viewing in the warmer months. In the winter Montanans get outside and enjoy snowmobiling, downhill skiing, and Nordic skiing.

Even Montana’s cities feel like they are in the middle of the outdoors. You are just a step away from being able to experience some outside fun.

Outdoor & Recreation Blog

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 a...

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Kerr Dam Polson

Kerr Dam

Get ready for the spring runoff at the Kerr Dam near Polson, Montana.  Located at the south end of Flathead Lake, on the Flathead River, the 9 mile drive out of Polson to the dam is well worth it.  In the spring, all 14 spillgates are open helping to regulate the spring thaw and run off from the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

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Blacktail Creek Trail

Trout Creek is your access to the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness and the Kootenai National Forest.  A great hike is the Black Creek Trail.  It is a cool h...

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ZooMontana

ZooMontana and Botanical Gardens focuses on wildlife and plants that are native to Montana, the northern Rockies, and other cold climates above the 45th...

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Bridger Bowl

Montana is made for winter and made for skiing and snowboarding.  Just 20 minutes from downtown Bozeman is the...

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Whitefish Trails MT

Whitefish Trails

The Whitefish Trails are a true gem in northwestern Montana...

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Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

In the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, in Ravalli County lies the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.  Just north of Stevensville, Victor, and Darby, Montana and 25 miles south of M...

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Giant cedar tree

Ross Creek Cedar Grove

The Ross Creek Cedar Grove is a treasure in western Montana in the Kootenai National Forest.  Western red cedars thrive in the grove and some are more t...

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Flathead Lake Cherries

Flathead Lake Cherries

Montana is famous for its cherries, grown around the Flathead Lake.  The season is short, but there is an abundance of sweet, juicy cherries in July and early August throughout the Flathead Valley.

Want to pick your own cherries?  No problem!  Just take a ride around the east side of Flathead Lake and pull in at any U-Pick sign....

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