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Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge

Fort Peck, MT
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Fort Peck
Description: A 1.1-million-acre wildlife refuge surrounding Fort Peck Lake.
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Tuttle, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a little slice of heaven in northern Montana! It is easy to access and has good facilities. We are so fortunate to live within a few hours of here so we can make this a regular weekend trip/

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Hendersonville, NC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This refuge is a real treasure and worth the drive to experience. We were fortunate to be there during the elk runting season. We saw hundreds of elks--with the males preening and bugling to attract the ladies. It was incredible to view the beauty of these animals. We were at the Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area and it was incredible.... More

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Lodi, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We visited the Refuge driving north from Lewistown on 191. We stopped at the campground on the south side of the bridge crossing the Missouri and then crossed the river on the highway and took the 21 mile auto tour. Because it was mid day we did not see any wildlife other than a cottontail and some bird life but... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We travel through the CMR regularly to go fishing and boating at Fort Peck Lake. A wonderful unspoiled area.

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St Marie, MT
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We like to "hunt" the elk with our camera. What a thrill to hear the bugle and then find the one who made that magnificent sound and capture him for our scrapbook. Simply awesome!

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