Located along the meandering Bitterroot River and surrounded by the majestic Bitterroot and Sapphire mountain ranges, Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) offers spectacular viewing opportunities of the Montana landscapes and wildlife.
The Refuge was established in 1963 to provide habitat for migratory birds. The Refuge name honors the late U.S. Senator Lee Metcalf, who had a lifelong commitment to conservation. Senator Metcalf was a graduate of the local high school and was instrumental in the establishment of this refuge and many others in the United States.
Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is located 25 miles south of Missoula, Montana, and 2 miles north of Stevensville. From I-90, take U.S. Highway 93 south about 30 miles to Stevensville. At the Stevensville cut-off road (269), turn east. Travel 1 mile to Eastside Highway 203 and turn east. Travel ý mile to Wildfowl Lane and turn north. The Refuge is 2 miles from the intersection. The Refuge headquarters is located in the town of Stevensville. From Main Street, turn west on 3rd Street. The headquarters is located in the Kohl Office Building (Suite 107).
115 West 3rd Street, Suite 107 Stevensville, MT 59870
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