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A spotted towhee rustles in the underbrush, while song sparrows sing from the serviceberry. Dippers swim underwater in search of caddis larvae. Great blue herons, stand on long legs, patiently waiting for a fish to spear. In spring, warblers flock to the riverside forest - American redstarts, yellow, orange-crowned and MacGillivray's warblers. Lazuli buntings find this fishing access, too.Back to Top
The river separates two distinct habitats - cottonwood riparian on the west side in this almost 58-acre fishing access and sagebrush to the east on the other banks. It's a rare chance to simultaneously view songbirds of lush riverside shrubs and trees and birds of open country - from the same spot.Back to Top
While birding is always best in the morning, during spring and summer you can spot and hear birds all day. Noise from the highway can be distracting, but the varieties of habitats in such a small area make this an excellent birding area.Back to Top
This site is very accessible for all birders, offers good fishing, a boat launch for floaters, a day use area and a small campground (six spots).
December 1 through March, Friday - Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
20 miles south of Hamilton on Hwy 93 to Milepost 27Back to Top
Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks, 3201 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT 59804; (406)542-5500Back to Top