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Traveler's Rest State Park

Lewis & Clark Campsite

Like no where else in the country...

This trail combines wildlife watching with visiting a known campsite of Lewis and Clark.

Traveler's Rest State Park Site Map

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Field Notes

Deer, fox, mink and an occasional bear or moose wander the cottonwood bottomlands of Lolo Creek, where beaver dams enhance the wetland habitat. Watch and listen for black-headed grosbeaks, warbling vireo and lazuli buntings. Butterflies, including wood nymphs, common ringlets and mourning cloaksflit among grasses.

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Habitat Link

The state park is restoring grasslands where exotic plants had overtaken natives. As native grasses and bitterroot flowers are planted, you'll see an increasing diversity of wildlife species.

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Cultural Link

Lewis and Clark camped here twice - in 1805 and 1806. But they were not first - for centuries, Indian people also camped at Travelers' Rest and harvested the bitterroot, now Montana's state flower.

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Viewing Tip

Visit with the staff on site for nature Viewing Tips and cultural history. Take time to walk the trail to the creek where you'll find the best birding.

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Helpful Hint

The park is open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. After Labor Day, hours change from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day use fees are prepaid by residents through vehicle registration and collected here from out-of-state residents.

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Getting There

From Lolo, start heading south on Highway 93. Immediately after crossing Lolo Creek, turn west (right) onto Mormon Creek Road. At .3 mile, look for state park sign, drive down long driveway to the office in an old farmhouse.

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Contact

Travelers' Rest Preservation & Heritage Association. Travelers' Rest State Park, P.O. Box 995, Lolo, MT 59847; (406) 273-4253

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