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Operating Hours

A large field covered in brilliant yellow arrowleaf balsamroot.  Photo by Pat Jamieson, USFWS.Summer Season at the Bison Range - May 10 to October 19

Front Gate Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Red Sleep Mountain Drive open for the season.  Visitors should plan to start Red Sleep by 6:00 p.m. so as to finish before the Front Gate closes for the evening.  Please note, gate times will change frequently as days get shorter.  Please check back for current times.

To promote wildlife viewing along Mission Creek, the Winter Drive is open to two-way traffic after Labor Day.

The Refuge closes to all public use at night.

SPECIAL NOTE:  

Last day to take Red Sleep Mountain Drive for the season is Sunday, October 19, 2014.


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CURRENT - Summer Hours (through Sunday, October 19):
Daily (includes weekends and holidays) - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Winter Hours start Monday, October 20, 2014.

Open weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Closed weekends and Federal Holidays.


Please note that to promote wildlife viewing along Mission Creek, the Winter Drive is open to two-way traffic after Labor Day.  Do not pass the DO NOT ENTER signs at the turn-around at the end.
Be a safe and courteous driver and obey all posted signs. 

We make every effort to keep these dates and times up-to-date but unforeseen events, such as winter weather or road damage, may cause changes or closures. For more information, please contact the National Bison Range office at 406-644-2211, extension 0.

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2014
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