Plan Your Visit

The paved road leading to the refuge with green grass and blue flax on either side of it

National Wildlife Refuges are your public lands.  You are invited to visit and learn what they have to offer for both your recreation and your spirit.

Getting There


To get to the Refuge, follow Highway 87 (Havre Highway) north out of Great Falls for about a mile and turn left onto Bootlegger Trail.  Travel approximately 9 miles to well-marked Refuge entrance.



 Visitor Center and Refuge Hours


The Refuge is open daily from dawn until dusk.
An information kiosk is located along the entrance road.  There you will find brochures on refuge wildlife, refuge management, and specific recreational and educational opportunities as well as maps to enhance your visit.


The Refuge Visitor Center is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  The Center is closed on weekends and all Federal holidays.
Visitors are welcome to stop in for additional information.  Refuge employees can offer valuable information for making your visit more enjoyable.


Refuge Closures


It is a good idea to call ahead to make sure that the Prairie Marsh Wildlife Drive is open, especially during the winter months.