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Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

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4567 Wildfowl Ln, Stevensville, MT 59870-6430
+1 406-777-5552
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Always gorgeous no matter the season

Lee Metcalf NWR is one of our favorite places to visit and it is beautiful any time of the year but... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Grizingraz
,
Missoula, Montana
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Summer is not the time to visit

We were driving by and knew that our timing was bad (it was midday in the summer) but we decided to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
NV_Travelers_77
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Mesquite, Nevada
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“no matter” (3 reviews)
“the river” (4 reviews)
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4567 Wildfowl Ln, Stevensville, MT 59870-6430
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Lee Metcalf NWR is one of our favorite places to visit and it is beautiful any time of the year but particularly in the fall. The day we were there, the golden-leafed trees contrasted beautifully with the tall and snowy peaks and the passing river....More

Thank Grizingraz
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were driving by and knew that our timing was bad (it was midday in the summer) but we decided to give it a try anyway. Didn't expect much and didn't get to see much either. Better to visit during the migration. In the southwestern...More

Thank NV_Travelers_77
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This refuge sports turkeys, ospreys, deer, and lots of other raptors, birds, and waterfowl. The hard gravel road spans about 8 miles north of Stevensville, MT. There are a couple of parking lots with adjacent hiking trails that lead through various parts of the refuge....More

Thank Susanne T
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views and a nice trail for anyone..with a nice viewing area with ducks..plenty of deer osprey and sometimes turkeys coming in to refuge...catails are taking over this refuge they need to be cut back..geese and ducks are also there...we watched the great blue herons...More

Thank Sheena704
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I live nearby and enjoy driving the loop through Lee Metcalf. If you want to walk around be sure to use bug spray because it is a bird reserve and plenty of moist areas. We usually see deer, beaver or muskrats, as well as ducks,...More

Thank julie h
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

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 the land and the wildlife and the hunters who simply should not...More

2  Thank Mimi F
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I love this place- I have always, seen beautiful birds, turkeys bald eagles, goldens, osprey, deer , interpretive center

1  Thank sharbear l
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 visit. Great place for Photographers, and...More

1  Thank Danny5k
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Lee Metcalf Refuge is a great place to walk for exercise. The trails are well marked and suitable for all activity levels.

1  Thank mtranger2015
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Lee Metcalf near Stevensville, MT is not that large that you can see it all within an hour. Wildlife depends on the time of the year and is best at early mornings and dusk. The walk back to the Bitterroot River is nice.

1  Thank Roger S
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Jc B
9 December 2017|
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Response from Grizingraz | Reviewed this property |
You would need to check with the refuge itself. I would doubt it, though. There are specified trails, and the main one is built to be accessible, so paved most of the way. Much of the refuge is marshy or composed of... More
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