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Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge

922 Bootlegger Trail, Great Falls, MT 59404
406-727-7400
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Ranked #13 of 23 attractions in Great Falls
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2012
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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165 reviews 165 reviews
26 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is truly an oasis -- most of the surrounding country is in dry land farming. Even in August, there was enough water present to provide a good variety of bird life, primarily wading birds with some waterfowl and some grassland birds. Portions of the "lake" were mostly dry at this time, since the refuge is managed for waterfowl migration;... More

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Spring, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

If you like birds, be sure to stop here for some good grassland birds and waterfowl. I went in early July and got to see marbled godwit, willet, long-billed curlew, grebes and lots of mallards with ducklings in tow!

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Great Falls, Montana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

quiet and serene and different birds all the time. nice spot any time of year.

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Great Falls, Montana
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Have volunteered at the Refuge and felt like I was really making a contribution in doing bird counts.

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