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Missoula, Kalispell, and Northwest Montana Sights

Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge

  • 58355 Bison Range Rd. Map It
  • Flathead Indian Reservation
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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Sprawling Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge is the place for bird-watchers. This 2,000-acre wetland complex in the shadow of the Mission Mountains is home to everything from marsh hawks to kestrels to red-winged blackbirds. Flanking both sides of U.S. 93 are rookeries for double-crested cormorants and great blue herons; bald eagles fish here in the winter. Roads (including U.S. 93, where stopping is prohibited within the boundaries) through the center of the refuge are closed March through mid-July during nesting season, but you can drive along the periphery throughout the year. Maps are available from the nearby National Bison Range, which manages Ninepipe.

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58355 Bison Range Rd., Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, 59824, United States

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