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Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 13 things to do in Stevensville Features Animals
4567 Wildfowl Ln, Stevensville, MT 59870-6430
+1 406-777-5552
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Really pretty

I live nearby and enjoy driving the loop through Lee Metcalf. If you want to walk around be sure to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
julie h
via mobile
Beauty abounds!

I request Lee Metcalf in all seasons. It's a wonderful and even magical place sometimes! Depending... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Mimi F
Missoula, Montana
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2 days ago
“Really pretty”
3 Mar 2017
“Beauty abounds!”
4567 Wildfowl Ln, Stevensville, MT 59870-6430
+1 406-777-5552
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoy this preserve. There are a number of nice walking trails and access to the Bitterroot. We enjoy going there to fish and have a casual picnic with our dogs.

1  Thank Pam52787
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We were also there about a week ago, and had a pleasant walk in the woods. We saw no wildlife at all. This looks like a nice flat place to walk your dogs.

Thank LLBean314
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours in the preserve and we're richly rewarded. We saw a nesting pair of osprey with chicks in the nest, as well as numerous hunting osprey. Also saw many king birds, cedar waxwing, swallows, warblers, and heard many other birds...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place to see such beautiful scenery. It is a bird watchers paradise with many ample opportunities for photographers to get some beautiful pictures. Recommend a visit here.

Thank Deadgrass
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