A Wetland Oasis: Warm Springs WMA

It’s a bit of a surprising location, just off of I-90, not far from Butte. For some reason I don’t expect to find a remarkable wetland habit and birding area bordering one of Southwest Montana’s busiest thoroughfares. But, that’s Montana for you. Incredible biodiversity everywhere, even in the most unlikely of places. The Warm Springs … Read more

Helena Area State Parks

The Helena area is home to three very different state parks, all of which showcase different aspects of what makes the state parks system so fantastic. Black Sandy puts water recreation front and center, offering one of the few public points of access for Hauser Lake. Spring Meadow Lake is a popular day option for … Read more

Anaconda’s State Parks

In the Anaconda area, there are three state parks that should draw your eye: Anaconda Smoke Stack The Anaconda Smoke Stack dominates the valley between Butte and Deer Lodge. At 585 feet tall the Smoke Stack is one of the tallest free-standing masonry structures in the world and cuts an imposing figure against the foothills … Read more

Lewis and Clark Caverns

Don’t forget, through the end of the month, you can get a family rate of only $25.00 for Caverns tours. Of all Montana’s wonderful state parks, Lewis and Clark Caverns is probably the most memorable. Situated in the winding and scenic Jefferson River Canyon between Whitehall and Three Forks, the park offers 3,015 acres of … Read more