The Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge covers about 2,800 acres along the Bitterroot River, protecting important habitat for migratory and resident bird species. It’s also home to numerous mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and its easy walking trails are open year-round. The refuge was named for former U.S. Senator and Representative Lee W. Metcalf (1911-1978), a conservation and public education giant from nearby Stevensville, Montana.


Photo of Lee Metcalf Refuge by Hobie Hare