Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge
223 North Shore Rd.
Medicine Lake, MT 59247
Wildlife Refuge: Birding, Fish, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1935 to provide breeding habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. It lies within the highly productive prairie pothole region and has relief typical of the glacial drift prairie — relatively gentle rolling plains with numerous shallow wetland depressions. Medicine Lake NWR has been recognized by the American Bird Conservancy as one of the “Top 100 Globally Important Bird Areas in the U.S.” and was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980.