Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
27820 Southside Centennial Rd.
Lima, MT 59739
Wildlife Refuge: Birding, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Snow Sports, Walk, Water Sports
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) lies in the high-elevation Centennial Valley and contains primarily wetland and riparian habitats. Red Rock Creek flows through the upper end of the valley, creating the impressive Upper Red Rock Lake, River Marsh, and Lower Red Rock Lake marshlands. The rugged Centennial Mountains border the Refuge to the south; they catch the winter snows that replenish the Refuge’s lakes and marshes. This minimally-altered natural and diverse habitat provides for species such as trumpeter swans, moose, sandhill cranes, curlews, peregrine falcons, eagles, numerous hawks and owls, badgers, wolverines, bears, pronghorn, and wolves (in the backcountry). Native fish such as Arctic grayling and west-slope cutthroat trout thrive in this environment.