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Some of Montana's best-kept secrets are revealed here for the first time famed trout streams, hot springs, wilderness areas, guest ranches and resorts, ghost towns, museums, rodeos, festivals and all the details you need to plan your getaway.
We'll tell you how to get here, what to do, what to bring and where to stay. We'll even suggest some good books to read before you get here. Because Montana is so big, we've divided it into six distinctive vacation regions for your convenience. Whether you visit just one or all six, you will see the real Montana. Don't settle for reproductions. Experience the original West in Montana.
State Parks. Private campgrounds in Glacier Country 28 Campgrounds cont. Private campgrounds in Gold West Country 31 Campgrounds cont. Public campgrounds in Glacier Country 34 Campgrounds cont. Public campgrounds in Gold West Country 38 Campgrounds cont.
Public campgrounds in Yellowstone Country 40 Campgrounds cont. Take lofty mountains, wild rivers, lakes scat- tered like jewels, deep forests — and add to it wildlife, ghost towns and historic sites, museums, golf courses, resorts, dude ranches, ski areas, a personable city and the wonder of Glacier National Park. Sound like it's right up your alley? It's right up the road, too—U. Sites are keyed to Official Montana Highway Map. This is headquarters tor the Forest Service smoke- jumpers. Visitors are welcome to tour the smoke- jumper facilities June Sept.
Arlee to Eureka. Christmas tree farms harvest and market trees from about September to No- vember. B-2 3 miles east of Kalispell on U. A replica of a Western frontier town. C-2 Containing nearly square miles of surface area.
Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States. The quality of the fishing is renowned. The east shore drive, bordered by the majestic Mission Mountain Range, is 35 miles of unexcelled beauty. B-1 Libby.
A foot-high. C-2 See Wilderness Areas, D-2 At Moiese— off U. Located in the Flathead Valley of western Montana, the National Bison Range is one of the oldest big game areas in the United States Established in to protect one of the most important of the remaining herds of American bison, there are about of the great shaggy animals roam- ing over nearly 19, acres of natural grassland. In addition, visitors will find many species of birds, herds of whitetail and mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep and pronghorns. A mile self-guiding tour is available during the summer. C-2 See Wildlife Refuges, 1 3.
Between St. Ignatius and Poison, west of U. Flathead Lake, Poison.
The Retta Mary is a diesel-powered steel vessel. D-3 See Wil- derness Areas, 1 4. A-2 See State Forests, C-3 See State Forests, Lying in a rugged section of the Montana Rocky Mountains. Glacier National Park has approximately 40 glaciers and glacial lakes. Crystal-clear streams offer fishing opportunities and no is required.
Fields of brilliant mountain wild flowers, cascading waterfalls, sheer cliffs, dense forests, and wildlife offer a chang- ing panorama. Going-to-the-Sun Highway, a spec- tacular east-west mile drive, crosses the Continen- tal Divide at Logan Pass and traverses the towering Garden Wall.
It opens about the first week in June and remains open well into October. Much of the park is accessible by car and nearly a thousand miles of trails lead deep into backcountry or to mountain chalets Year-round accommodations are available on the park's fringes. Accommodations in the park are open from June to September. Contact the Superintendent.
Ecology, geology, altitude interpretations. Visitor center, recreation, boating, fishing, camping. It includes 28 alpine lakes, many mountain streams, mountain meadows, rocky peaks, sub-alpine timber and a variety of flowers. Elevations within the basin range from 4, feet on Graves Creek to 7.
A-1 Kootenai National Forest on Rt. D-2 See Wilderness Areas, B-1 St. Walk through cedars that are over years old and feet high on this easy 9-mile interpretive trail. B-1 Between Troy and Libby on U. Scenic falls of Columbia River system, fishing and recreational areas. B-4 Browning.
The northernmost point reached by the Lewis and Clarfc Expedition July 23, Located 12 miles northeast of Browning on the Blackfeet Indian Reser- vation, it is marked by a monument. B-2 Woodland Avenue. Built in as the home of C. E Conrad. Montana pioneer, Missouri River trader, freighter and founder of the City of Kalispell.
E-2 Six miles west of Lolo. The Lewis and Clark Expedi- tion followed it in as they crossed the Bitterroot Mountains on their way to the Pacific. Today a highway U. A-3 Glacier National Park The chalets were built about by Jim and Louis Hill ot the Great Northern Railway, the prime developer of Glacier Park, as part of the hotel system in the park A pan of our American heritage, these rustic buildings, built of native rock, have survived their rugged environment relatively unchanged through the years Accessible by foot or horseback only meals and lodging available at chalets.
The large stone fireplace with its inscribed pictographs. The hotel was one of the first buildings in the Park. It was built by men.