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Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Stevensville

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Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is a 2800acre National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in southwestern Montana, U.S. Established in 1964 as Ravalli NWR, it was renamed in 1978 in honor of the late Senator Lee Metcalf, a native of Montana. The refuge was set aside for the protection of migratory bird species. About 235 species of birds have been documented on the refuge, with over 100 nesting there. Additionally, 37 species of mammals, and 17 species of reptiles and amphibians also have been documented.The refuge's wildlife viewing area covers 160acre of wetlands and riparian woodland. It includes two nature trails and a paved, wheelchair-accessible trail from the parking lot to the picnic area. The viewing area is equipped with a viewing and fishing structure, outdoor restroom facilities, benches, and an information kiosk.One of the nature trails, the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Viewing Trail, was designated as a National Recreation Trail.
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  • I request Lee Metcalf in all seasons. It's a wonderful and even magical place sometimes! Depending upon the season one never knows what you'll see. My only problem is the development encroaching on th...  more »
  • I love this place- I have always, seen beautiful birds, turkeys bald eagles, goldens, osprey, deer , interpretive center  more »
  • For those of us who live here, we are so fortunate to have such an incredible resource. Whether you hike the trails, walk the road, or just admire the peace and quiet, you can not go wrong with a visi...  more »